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Stonemason or Quarryworker was an ancient Egyptian occupational title. Stonemasons cut stone bricks and large blocks from quarries in order for them to be transported to construction sites. Subsequently, sculptors could carve the larger stones into statues or apply relief art on them. Since they were artisans, stonemasons were generally regarded as merely middle class citizens in ancient Egyptian society. However, exceptionally skilled stonemasons received the title of Overseer of the Stonemasonry or Chief Stonemason and were valued highly in society, as can be seen from their eleborate tombs. Chief stonemasons were responsible for providing the stone for buiding projects and in charge of the quarry-workforce.

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