Professor of Egyptology and Head of Egyptology Unit
Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology and Egyptology
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Hall
AUC New Cairo
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Salima Ikram is professor of Egyptology at The American University in Cairo, and has also worked as an archaeologist in Turkey, Sudan, Greece and the United States. After double majoring in history as well as classical and Near Eastern archaeology at Bryn Mawr College in the United States, she received her MPhil in museology and Egyptian archaeology, and her PhD in Egyptian archaeology from Cambridge University. She has directed the Animal Mummy Project, co-directed the Predynastic Gallery project and is co-director of the North Kharga Oasis Survey. She also participates in several other archaeological missions throughout Egypt. She has lectured on her work all over the world, and publishes in both scholarly and popular journals.
PhD, 1994, Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom
MPhil, 1987, Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom
AB, 1985, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
Mummification (human and animal)Funerary archaeologyBioarchaeology (particularly archaeozoology)Experimental and ethno-archaeologyRock ArtHeritage management
Excellence in Research Award, 2007, The American University in Cairo
Material Culture: Looking at Artifacts in Context
Research Seminar: Research Design and Writing
Introduction to Egyptian Architecture
Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt II
Culture and Society of Ancient Egypt
Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms on the Nile, with M. Fisher, P. Lacovara and S. D'Auria, The American University in Cairo Press, 2012
Ancient Egypt: An Introduction, Cambridge University Press, 2010
The Tomb in Ancient Egypt, with A. M. Dodson., London: Thames and Hudson, 2008
Divine Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt (ed.), The American University in Cairo Press, 2005
Beloved Beasts: Animal Mummies from Ancient Egypt (English and Arabic versions), Supreme Council of Antiquities Press, 2004
Death and Burial in Ancient Egypt, Longman, 2003. Polish version 2006; Czech 2007.
Catalogue Général of the Egyptian Museum: Non-Human Mummies, with N. Iskander., Supreme Council of Antiquities Press, 2002
Thebes and Beyond: Studies in Honour of Kent R. Weeks. Edited with Z. Hawass., Cairo: Supreme Council of Antiquities., 2010
Beyond the Horizon: Studies in Egyptian Art, Archaeology, and History in Honour of Barry J. Kemp 1-2. Edited with A. M. Dodson., Cairo: Supreme Council of Antiquities., 2009
Blackwell’s Encyclopedia of the Ancient World., A printed and online encyclopedia., 2008-2011
The Mummy in Ancient Egypt, Equipping the Dead for Eternity, with A. Dodson., London: Thames and Hudson, Ltd./American University in Cairo Press., 1998.
Choice Cuts: Meat Production in Ancient Egypt., Leuven: Peeters Publications., 1995.
‘Collectors: Their Contribution to Looting’., Bulletin of the American Research Center in Egypt 202: 33, 2013.
‘Looting and Land Grabbing: the Current Situation in Egypt’, with Monica Hanna., Bulletin of the American Research Center in Egypt 202: 34-9., 2013.
‘Wanderers in the Desert: The North Kharga Oasis Survey’s Exploration of the Darb ‘Ain Amur’, The Oasis Papers 6: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference of the Dakhleh Oasis Project. C. A. Hope, R. S. Bagnall, and P. Davoli (eds)., Oxford: Oxbow Books, 9-18., 2012.
Archaeological and Museological Work, Co-Director, North Kharga Oasis Survey, 2000-2012
Archaeological and Museological Work:, Co-Director, The Amenmesse and KV 63 Project, 2013
Archaeological and Museological Work, Project Director, Animal Mummies in the Egyptian Museum, 1998-2002
Archaeological and Museological Work, Co-Director and Mortuary archaeozoologist, Dog Catacombs at North Saqqara Project, 2011-2012
Archaeological and Museological Work, Chief Archaeozoologist, Kinet Höyük, 1995-2012
Faculty Advisor, , Egyptology Club, 2011-2013
Committee Member, , Rare Books and Special Collections Library, 1995-2010
Egyptology Unit Head, , The American University in Cairo, 2001-2013
Chair of the Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology and Egyptology Department, , The American University in Cairo, 2006-2007; 2011-2012
Chair, , Archaeological and Research Expedition Committee, American Research Center in Egypt, 2009-2010
Chair, Fellowship Committee, , American Research Center in Egypt, 2012-2014