Salima Ikram

American University in Cairo
Egyptologist; Archaeologist; Museum curator; Educator
Humanities and Arts
International Honorary Member

Salima Ikram is an Egyptologist, field archeologist, museum consultant, professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo, and the world's leading expert on animal mummies. Born in Pakistan, educated in the United States and the United Kingdom, she has conducted research throughout Egypt and now directs the North Kharga Oasis Darb Ain Amur Survey and Tomb of Amenmesse KV10/KV63 Project. Founder of the Animal Mummy project at Cairo’s Egyptian Museum, she has authored numerous scholarly works, including Divine Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt (2015) and The Tomb in Ancient Egypt (2008), as well as several children's books and popular videos on ancient Egypt. 

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