Meryre

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For the given name, see Meryre (given name).
Meryre (I)
High Priest of the Aten
Dynasty 18th Dynasty
Pharaoh Akhenaten
Burial Amarna Tomb 4

The Egyptian noble Meryre (also Merire) was the only certain High Priest of the Aten. Amongst his other titles were Hereditary Noble and High Official and Fan-bearer on the Right Side of the King[1] which emphasise his closeness to the king.[2]

He had a tomb constructed at Amarna, Tomb 4, although his remains have never been identified. (See Tombs of the Nobles.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Breasted (1906) §988
  2. ^ "TOMB N°4, Amarna". Retrieved 2008-01-29. 

Literature[edit]

  • J. H. Breasted, Ancient Records of Egypt, Chicago 1906, Part Two, §§.982-988