Salima IkramEgyptologistAmerican University in Cairo (Egypt)


Salima Ikram is the Distinguished University Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo; she is the current Head of the Egyptology Unit at the AUC and Visiting Professor at the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Yale University (USA). She is a participant in many Egyptian archaeological projects, the author of several books on Egyptian archaeology, a contributor to various magazines and a frequent guest on pertinent television programs. She studied Egyptology and Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania (USA) and earned her MPhil and PhD in Egyptology at the University of Cambridge. While working for her PhD. she also trained in fauna analysis.

She has directed the Animal Mummy Project, the North Kharga Darb Ain Amur Survey, and the Valley of the Kings KV10/KV63 mission, and has co-directed the Predynastic Gallery Project, and the North Kharga Oasis Survey. She has lectured on her work all over the world and publishes in both scholarly and popular journals. Some of her most prominent monographs deal with funerary beliefs and practices, animal mummies, meat production in ancient Egypt, and the mummification practices.

As a member of the MKTP, Salima Ikram is working on the examination of the remains of the embalming cachette found in the complex of Ipi (TT 315), which consists on materials used during the mummification process of the vizir Ipi.