The Netherlands Institute for the Near East

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Woodcutters, Potters and Doorkeepers

Book Specifications
VIII, 170 pp.

Woodcutters, Potters and Doorkeepers

2003  |  Eg. Uitg. Volume 17 Service Personnel of the Deir el-Medina Workmen ISBN 13: 978-90-6258-217-4  |  ISSN: 0927-0043

E. Frood, M. Goecke-Bauer, Jac.J. Janssen

The community of necropolis workmen of Deir el-Medina was part of the administrative branch responsible for the preparation of the royal tombs. To this department also belonged several groups of service personnel. This volume presents separate studies on three groups of this service staff. Two of these belonged to the so-called smdt, namely the woodcutters and the potters, while the third group occupies a position somewhere in between the workmen and the smdt, the doorkeepers.