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
Catalogue of the Footwear in the Coptic Museum (Cairo) with A. J. Veldmeijer. , Amsterdam: Sidestone.
Chasing Chariots. Proceedings of the First International Chariot Conference (Cairo 2012), edited with André J. Veldmeijer. , Amsterdam: Sidestone.
Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms on
the Nile, edited with M. Fisher, P. Lacovara, and S. D’Auria. , The American University in Cairo Press.
Ancient Egypt, An Introduction., New York: Cambridge University Press.
Thebes and Beyond: Studies in Honour of Kent R. Weeks, edited with Z. Hawass. , Cairo: Supreme Council of Antiquities.
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.
Area Editor, Blackwell’s Encyclopedia of the Ancient World. A printed and online encyclopedia.
The Tomb in Ancient Egypt, with A. M. Dodson. , London: Thames and Hudson.
Divine Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt., The American University in Cairo Press.
Death and Burial in Ancient Egypt., The American University in Cairo Press.
Catalogue Général of the Egyptian Museum: Non-Human Mummies, with N. Iskander., Cairo: Supreme Council of Antiquities Press.
The Mummy in Ancient Egypt, Equipping the Dead for Eternity, with A. Dodson., London: Thames and Hudson, Ltd./American University in Cairo Press.
Choice Cuts: Meat Production in Ancient Egypt., Leuven: Peeters Publications.
“‘Kharga Oasis: a Saharan patchwork of lakes’, with J. Bunbury.,” Egyptian Archaeology 45: 9-12.
“‘Purported Medical Diagnoses of Pharaoh Tutankhamun, c. 1300 BC’, with Frank Rühli, HOMO.,” Journal of Comparative Human Biology 65.1: 51-63.
“‘Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis’, Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology Heritage Studies (JEMAHS) 1.4: 366-71.
“‘Killing Man’s Best Friend?’, with Paul Nicholson, Louise Bertini, Delyth Hurley, Archaeological Review from Cambridge 28.2: 48-66.,”.
“‘Organic chemistry of balms used in the preparation of pharaonic meat mummies’, with K. A. Clark and R. P. Evershed. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110.51: 20392-20395. ,”.
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
Chair, Fellowship Committee, American Research Center in Egypt, 2012-2014
Faculty Advisor, Egyptology Club, 2011-2013
Chair, Archaeological and Research Expedition Committee, American Research Center in Egypt, 2009-2010
Chair of the Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology and Egyptology Department, The American University in Cairo, 2006-2007; 2011-2012
Egyptology Unit Head, The American University in Cairo, 2001-2013
Committee Member, Rare Books and Special Collections Library, 1995-2010