High Priest of Amun
Title of Mery from TT95 (From Lepsius Denkmahler)
Dynasty18th Dynasty
PharaohAmenhotep II
FatherNebpehtire, First prophet of Min of Koptos
MotherHunayt, Chief nurse of the Lord of the Two Lands
BurialTT95 in Thebes
Era: New Kingdom
(1550–1069 BC)
Egyptian hieroglyphs

Mery was a High Priest of Amun from the time of Amenhotep II (18th Dynasty).

Mery was the son of the First prophet of Min of Koptos, named Nebpehtire. His mother was Hunayt, a Chief nurse of the Lord of the Two Lands. Mery was married to a lady named Dey.[1]

On digitalegypt his titles are listed as: Overseer of the Priests of Upper and Lower Egypt, High Priest of Amun, Overseer of the Fields of Amun, Steward of Amun, Overseer of the Granaries (of Amun), Overseer of the Treasury. See UC37790 [2] and UC37791.[3] A black granite statue of Mery can be found in the Cairo Museum CG 973.


Mery had tombs made at TT95 and TT84. Mery usurped the tomb of the royal herald Iamunedjeh for himself and his mother.[4]

Plan of TT84
Plan of TT84


  1. ^ Porter and Moss, Topographical Bibliography: The Theban Necropolis
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  4. ^ O’Connor and Cline (eds), Thutmose III: A New Biography, pg. 89