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Mummy mask of Khonsu, son of Sennedjem, from the tomb of Sennedjem in Deir el-Medina.

The Ancient Egyptian artisan Sennedjem lived in Set Maat (translated as "The Place of Truth"), contemporary Deir el-Medina, on the west bank of the Nile, opposite Thebes, during the reigns of Seti I and Ramesses II.[1] Sennedjem had the title "Servant in the Place of Truth". He was buried along with his wife, Iyneferti, and family in a tomb in the village necropolis. His tomb was discovered January 31, 1886. When Sennedjem's tomb was found, in it there was regular furniture from his home, including a stool and a bed, which he actually used when he was alive.[2]

His titles included Servant in the Place of Truth,[3] meaning that he worked on the excavation and decoration of the nearby royal tombs.

See also[edit]

  • TT1 – (Tomb of Sennedjem, family and wife)


  1. ^ Baikie, James (1932). Egyptian Antiquities in the Nile Valley. Methuen.
  2. ^ BENDERITTER, Thierry. "Tombs of Ancient Egypt". Retrieved 2018-02-28.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-06-05.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Ushabti of Sennedjem from The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco