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High Priest of Re
The High Priest of Ra or of Re was known in Egyptian as the wr-m?w, which translates as Greatest of Seers.
The main cult of Ra was in ancient Heliopolis, northeast of present-day Cairo. The high priests of Ra are not as well documented as the high priests of other deities such as Amun and Ptah.
- Old Kingdom (c. 2686 BCE - 2181 BCE)
- Middle Kingdom (c. 2055 BCE--1550 BCE)
- New Kingdom (c. 1550 BCE--1069 BCE)
- Eighteenth dynasty
- Nineteenth dynasty
- Twentieth dynasty
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: , 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.