High Priest of Ra
The High Priest of Ra or of Re was known in Egyptian as the wr-mꜢw, which translates as Greatest of Seers.
- Old Kingdom (c. 2686 BCE – 2181 BCE)
- Middle Kingdom (c. 2055 BCE—1550 BCE)
- Nubkaura-ankh, from offering table and rock inscription
- Khakaureemhat, papyrus from Lahun
- Maakherure-emhutaat, seal
- Ra, seal
- Khentyhetep Iyemiatib, seal
- Iuefsenef, seal
- Ahmose, son of Amenhotep II. Served during the reign of Thutmose IV
- Pawah served during the reign of Akhenaten
- Bak (High Priest of Re) Bak was a royal charioteer and later high priest of Re.
- Amenemope, son of the high priest of Amun, Parennefer called Wennefer
- Meryatum son of Ramesses II and Nefertari
- Rahotep served as Vizier as well as high priest of Re during the reign of Ramesses II.
High Priests of Re archaeological elements
The Al-Masalla area of the Al-Matariyyah district, the site of Heliopolis, contains the underground tombs of High Priests of Re of the Sixth Dynasty (2345 BCE—2181 BCE), which were found in the southeast corner of the great Temple of Re—Atum archaeological site. The ancient Masalla Obelisk, or El-Misalla (Arabic: المسلة, trans. obelisk), in Al-Matariyyah is the only surviving element standing of the Re—Atum Temple, constructed by Pharaoh Senusret I (1971 BCE—1926 BCE) of the Twelfth Dynasty.
- Elizabeth Frood, John Baines, Biographical texts from Ramessid Egypt.
- All Middle Kingdom priests according to: W. Grajetzki: Court Officials of the Egyptian Middle Kingdom, London 2009 ISBN 978-0-7156-3745-6, p. 177
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-23. Retrieved 2011-01-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Planetware: Priests of Re tombs, Heliopolis—Al-Matariyyah. accessed 01.28.2011
- Griffith, Francis Llewellyn (1911). . In Chisholm, Hugh (ed.). Encyclopædia Britannica. 19 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 945.
- http://www.planetware.com/cairo/heliopolis-obelisk-egy-cai-obe.htm Planetware: Masalla Obelisk, Temple of Re—Atum, Heliopolis—Al-Matariyyah . accessed 01.28.2011