Salima Ikram is a Distinguished University Professor of Egyptology at The American University in Cairo and has worked as an archaeologist in Turkey, Sudan, Greece and the United States.
She holds a MPhil in Museology and Egyptian archaeology and a PhD in Egyptian archaeology from Cambridge University. She has participated in several archaeological missions and has directed the Animal Mummy Project, the North Kharga Darb Ain Amur Survey, as well as the Amenmesse Mission of KV10 and KV63 in the Valley of the Kings. Her research interests are vast, spanning from archaeozoology and funerary archaeology to rock art, ethnoarchaeology and museology. Experimental archaeology is also one of her interests and was integrated in her work as a means of addressing probing research questions on the practice of mummification in ancient Egypt. She has lectured on her work internationally and presented her research in a number of conferences. She publishes in both scholarly and popular journals, and also has an active media presence.
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