Salima Ikram Faculty Professor

Salima
Ikram

Position
Distinguished University Professor
Department
Department of Sociology, Egyptology and Anthropology
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Brief Biography

Salima Ikram is Distinguished University Professor of Egyptology at The American University in Cairo, and has worked as an archaeologist in Turkey, Sudan, Greece and the U.S. After double majoring in history and classical and near eastern archaeology at Bryn Mawr College, U.S., she received her MPhil in Museology and Egyptian Archaeology and PhD in Egyptian archaeology from Cambridge University. She previously directed the Animal Mummy Project, the North Kharga Darb Ain Amur Survey, Valley of the Kings KV10/KV63 Mission co-directed the Predynastic Gallery project and the North Kharga Oasis Survey. She has also participated in several other archaeological missions throughout Egypt. She has lectured on her work internatioinally, and publishes in both scholarly and popular journals. She also has an active media presence. 

Education

PhD, 1994, Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom .

MPhil, 1987, Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom .

AB, 1985, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA.

PhD, 1994, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK.

Awards and Honorary Degrees

2017 Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

2013 Spanish Geographical Society Annual Award: Investigation , Spanish Geographical Society .

2013 Best book in the Archaeology and Anthropology category during the 37th Annual American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE),

2013 Annual American Publishers Awards .

2007 Excellence in Research Award, ,The American University in Cairo.

 

Courses Taught

Material Culture: Looking at Artifacts in Context.

Research Seminar: Research Design and Writing.

Introduction to Egyptian Architecture.

Site Analysis.

Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt II.

Culture and Society of Ancient Egypt.

Art and Arch of Ancient Egy I.

Rsrch Sem: Rsrch Dsgn& Writing.

Thesis.

Art and Arch of Anc Egypt II.

Ind Study in Egyptology.

Sel Top in Cul Res Mgm&Musolgy.

Death&Burial in Ancient Egypt.

Cult&Society of Ancient Egypt.

Culture&Society of Anc Egypt.

Mat Cul: Look at Artfct in Con.

Intro to Egyptian Architecture.

Publications

Books

2015 (2n ed.) (ed.) Divine Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt.  Cairo: American University in Cairo.

2015. Egyptian Bioarchaeology: humans, animals, and the environment, S. Ikram, J. Kaiser and R. Walker, eds. Amsterdam: Sidestone.

2014. with A. J. Veldmeijer. Catalogue of the Footwear in the Coptic Museum (Cairo). Amsterdam: Sidestone.

2013. edited with André J. Veldmeijer. Chasing Chariots. Proceedings of the First International Chariot Conference (Cairo 2012). Amsterdam: Sidestone.

2012. edited, with M. Fisher, P. Lacovara, and S. D’Auria. Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms on the Nile. Cairo: AUC Press.

2010. Ancient Egypt, An Introduction. New York: Cambridge University Press.

2008. The Tomb in Ancient Egypt, with A. M. Dodson. London: Thames and Hudson.

2002. Catalogue Général of the Egyptian Museum: Non-Human Mummies, with N. Iskander. Cairo: Supreme Council of Antiquities Press.

1998. The Mummy in Ancient Egypt, Equipping the Dead for Eternity, with A. Dodson, London: Thames and Hudson, Ltd./American University in Cairo Press.

1995. Choice Cuts:  Meat Production in Ancient Egypt, Leuven: Peeters Publications.

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 Andr 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, andHistory 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 onlineencyclopedia.,.

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 Gnral 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..

Catalogue of the Footwear in the Coptic Museum (Cairo, Amsterdam:.

Ancient Egypt, An Introduction, New York: Cambridge University Press.

The Tomb in Ancient Egypt, London: Thames and Hudson.

Beloved Beasts: Animal Mummies from Ancient Egypt, Cairo: Supreme Council of Antiquities Press.

Death and Burial in Ancient Egypt, London: Longman.

Catalogue Général of the Egyptian Museum: Non-Human Mummies, Cairo: Supreme Council of Antiquities Press.

The Mummy in Ancient Egypt, Equipping the Dead for Eternity, London: Thames and Hudson Ltd./American University in Cairo Press.

The Royal Mummies, Cairo: American University in Cairo Press and Zeitouna.

Choice Cuts: Meat Production in Ancient Egypt, Leuven: Peeters.

Egyptian Pyramids, Cairo: Zeitouna.

Edited Volume

Ed., Egyptian Bioarchaeology: humans, animals, and the environment, Amsterdam: Sidestone.

Ed., Introduction Émile Prisse d'Avennes. Egyptian Art, and editor, Cologne: Taschen.

Ed., Area Editor, Pharaonic Egypt, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/book/10.1002/9781444338386: Wiley/Blackwell.

Ed., Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms on the Nile, AUC Press.

Ed., Thebes and Beyond: Studies in Honour of Kent R. Weeks, Cairo: Supreme Council of Antiquities.

Ed., Beyond the Horizon: Studies in Egyptian Art, Archaeology, and History in Honour of Barry J. Kemp , Cairo: Supreme Council of Antiquities.

Ed., Divine Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt, Cairo: American University in Cairo.

Articles and Chapters in Books​

2017. Richardin, P., S. Porcier, S. Ikram, G. Louarn, and D. Berthet. 2017. ‘Cats, Crocodiles, Cattle, and More:  Initial Steps Toward Establishing A Chronology of Ancient Egyptian Animal Mummies’, Radiocarbon 59.2: 595-607.

2017. ‘Animals in ancient Egyptian religion: belief, identity, power, and economy’, The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology, U. Albarella, M. Rizzetto, H. Russ, K. Vickers, and S. Viner-Daniels, eds. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 452-65.

“A Curious Case of Canine Burials from Abydos’,” in Kleine Götter-Grosse Götter: Festschrift für Dieter Kessler zum 65. Geburtstag, 265-71.

“A Torso from the Gayer-Anderson Museum, Cairo,” in The Art and Culture of Ancient Egypt: Studies in Honor of Dorothea Arnold,, (A. Oppenheim and O. Goelet) Ed(s), New York: The Egyptological Seminar of New York, 389-92., 389-92.

“A Twenty-Second Dynasty Mummy Cartonnage in the Gayer-Anderson Museum,” in Another Mouthful of Dust: Egyptological Studies in Honour of Geoffrey Thorndike Martin, (J. van Dijk) Ed(s), Leuven: Peeters, 309-22.

“Ancient Egyptian Fauna,” (Shaw, I. and E. Bloxham) Ed(s), Oxford: Oxford University Press.

“Belief incarnate: sacred animals and votive offerings in the temple context/Il credo incarnate: animali sacri e offerte votive nel contest templare’,” in Egypt Millenary Splendour: The Leiden Collection in Bologna/Egitto: Splendore millenmario: la collezione di Leiden a Bologna, (P. Giovetti and D. Picci) Ed(s), Milan: Skira, 404-411.

“Physical anthropology and mummies,” in Oxford Handbook of Egyptology, (Shaw, I. and E. Bloxham) Ed(s), Oxford: Oxford University Press.

“Preface,” in Maternité et petite enfance en Egypte ancienne, Rocher, 3.

“An Enigmatic Granite Fragment in the Gayer-Anderson Museum, (Beit al-Kritliyya) Cairo,” in Joyful in Thebes: Egyptological Studies in Honor of Betsy M. Bryan, Atlanta, GA: Lockwood Press, 229-32.

“‘Speculations on the Role of Animal Cults in the Economy of Ancient Egypt’,” in Apprivoiser le sauvage/Taming the Wild (CENiM 11), (M. Massiera, B. Mathieu, and Fr. Rouffet (eds.). ) Ed(s), Montpellier: University Paul Valéry Montpellier 3, 211-28..

“Zooarchaeological Remains,” in Bir Umm Fawakhir 3: Excavations 1999 - 2001, (Carol Meyer) Ed(s), Chicago IL: University of Chicago Press, 91-96.

“Interpreting Ancient Egyptian Material Culture,” in A Companion to Ancient Egyptian Art, (M. K. Hartwig) Ed(s), Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 175-88.

“Why Leather in Egyptian Chariots?’,” in Why Leather? the Material and Cultural Dimensions of Leather,, (S. Harris and A. J. Veldmeijer ) Ed(s), Leiden: Sidestone, 115-22..

“Pharaonic History,” in The Cambridge World Prehistory, (C. Renfrew and P. Bahn) Ed(s), Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 279-94.

“A Preliminary Note on the Faunal Remains from the South Asasif Conservation Project,” in Tombs of the South Asasif Necropolis, Thebes, 263-68.

“‘Canine Cults in Kharga Oasis: the Dogs of Dabashiya’,” in Le Myrte et la rose. Mélanges offerts à Françoise Dunand par ses élèves, collègues et amis, (G. Tallet et Chr. Zivie-Coche (éds.)) Ed(s), Montpellier: CENIM, 349-55.

“‘Faunal Analyses’ ,” in Sais II: The Prehistoric Period, (P. Wilson, G. Gilbert, and G. Tassie) Ed(s), London: Egypt Exploration Society, 133-39..

“Basic Archaeooological Report on Kom Helul Remains’,” in Working in Memphis: the Production of Faiece at Roman Period Kom Helul, (P. T. Nicholson) Ed(s), London: Egypt Exploration Society, 181-84.

“Evidence of desert routes across northern Kharga (Egypt’s Western Desert),” in Desert Road Archaeology in Ancient Egypt and Beyond., (Frank Förster Heiko Riemer ) Ed(s), Cologne: Heinrich-Barth-Institut, 265-82.

“‘The Mummification of Djau’,” in Deir el-Gebrawi III, the Southern Cliff: The Tomb of Djau/Shemai and Djau. , Oxford: 60-63.

“The Sacred Ram Mummies of Khnum from Elephantine in Egypt’,” in Der Widderfriedhof des Chnumtempels, Mit Beiträgen zur Archäozoologie und zur Materialkunde, (Elisabeth Delange and Horst Jaritz (eds.), ) Ed(s), Wiesbaden: 214-222.

“Leatherwork at Amarna,” in In the Light of Amarna , Berlin: Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, 136-42.

“An Eternal Aviary: Bird Mummies from Ancient Egypt’,” in Between Heaven and Earth: Birds in Ancient Egypt, edited by R.Bailleul-LeSuer , Chicago: Oriental Institute Museum, 41-48.

“Ballana,” in Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms on the Nile, Cairo: AUC Press, 354-55..

“Elephantine and Aswan,” in Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms on the Nile, Cairo: AUC Press, 406-10..

“From Food to Furniture: Animals in Ancient Nubia’,” in Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms on the Nile, AUC Press, 210-28..

“A Ceramic Divinity for a Divine Ceramicist,” in Under the Potter's Tree. Studies on Ancient Egypt Presented to Janine Bourriau on the Occasion of her 70th Birthday. , (D. Aston, B. Bader, C. Gallorini, P. Nicholson, S. Buckingham ) Ed(s), Leuven: Peeters, 513-20.

Article

“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 FrankRhli, 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.,” .

“Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis’,” Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology Heritage Studies (JEMAHS),1.4366-71.

“Geoarchaeological and Environmental Work at the Sacred Animal Necropolis, North Saqqara, Egypt,” Studia Quaternaria ,30(2),83–89.

“New Evidence for Fish Processing in the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean: Formalised Epinephelus Butchery in Fifth Century BC Kinet Höyük, Turkey’,” Interational Journal of Osteoarchaeology ,DOI:10.1002/oa.2388..

“The Significance of Petroleum Bitumen in Ancient Egyptian Mummies,” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences ,2016-09-19,374309-22.

“Nile Currents,” KMT: A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt ,2016-07-01,27(3),5-9.

“When elephants battle, the grass suffers: power, ivory, and the Syrian elephant’,” Levant,2016-07-22,48(2),1-17.

“Nile Currents,” KMT: A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt ,2016-04-01,27(2),5-8.

“An Egyptian Mummy of the Late Old Kingdom in the Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University’,” Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt ,2016-01-01,5165-74.

“ Mini-Menagerie: Animal Mummies at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery’,” KMT: A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt ,2016-01-01,27(1),68-73.

“Nile Currents,” KMT: A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt ,2016-01-01,27(1),5-9.

“A Note on Working With Mummies in the Field,” Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections,2015-12-01,7(4),69-70.

“Radiocarbon dating of Sacred Ibis mummies from ancient Egypt,” Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports ,2015-12-01,4355–361.

“Fatal force-feeding or Gluttonous Gagging? The death of Kestrel SACHM 2575,” Journal of Archaeological Science ,2015-11-01,6372-77. .

“Nile Currents,” Kmt: A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt ,2015-09-01,(26.3),5-8.

“A kidney’s ingenious path to trimillennar preservation: Renal tuberculosis in an Egyptian mummy?” ,” International Journal of Paleopathology ,2015-08-09,117-11.

“‘New Ancient Egyptian Human Mummies from the Valley of the Kings, Luxor: Anthropological, Radiological, and Egyptological Investigations’,” BioMed Research International,2015-08-07,20158.

“Three-dimensional model of an ancient Egyptian falcon mummy skeleton,” Rapid Prototyping Journal,2015-06-01,21(4),5.

“‘The Catacombs of Anubis at North Saqqara,” Antiquity,2015-06-01,89(325),645-661.

“An Eternal Zoo: Animal Mummies from Ancient Egypt’,” Actual Archaeology Magazine ,2015-04-01,1358-67.

“From Steering Oar to Embalmer’s Tool: Re-Identification of an Artefact,” Journal of Egyptian Archaeology ,2015-04-01,100479-83.

“New Kingdom Activities in the Kharga Oasis: the Scribe Userhat Travels West,” Journal of Egyptian Archaeology ,2015-04-01,100474-78.

“Antik Misir'in Hayvan Mumyalan (Cover Story),” Aktüel Arkeoloji,2015-03-01,4480-89.

“Nile Currents,” Kmt: A Modern Journal of Egyptology ,2015-01-01,25(4),5-9.

“'Animal Mummies,” National Geographic Extreme Explorer,2014-10-01,8.219-23.

“Artifact: Honoring Bastet’,” Dig into History ,2014-10-01,1(1),57.

“Kharga Oasis: a Saharan patchwork of lakes’,” Egyptian Archaeology ,2014-10-01,(45),0-12.

“Mummy Portraits’,” Dig into History ,2014-10-01,1(1),34-37.

“The ABCs of Mummification’,” Dig into History ,2014-10-01,1(1),46-51.

“‘Meet Flinders Petrie’, ,” Dig into History ,2014-10-01,1(1).

“‘Nile Currents’,” (regular column), KMT: A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt ,2014-09-01,25(3),4-7.

“‘The State of Egypt’s Heritage’,” KMT: A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt ,2014-09-01,25(1),17-21..

“Nile Currents,” (regular column), KMT: A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt ,2014-06-01,25(2),4-7.

KMT: A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt ,2014-03-01,25(1),4-7.

“Purported Medical Diagnoses of Pharaoh Tutankhamun, c. 1300 BC’,” HOMO, Journal of Comparative Human Biology ,2014-01-01,65(1),51-63.

“The Sacred Falcon Necropolis of Djedhor(?) at Quesna: Recent Investigations from 2006-2012,” 2014-01-01,9953-84.

“In Memoriam—Barbara Mertz’,” American Research Center in Egypt Bulletin ,2013-12-01,20362-63..

“Koninklijke stokken en staven: Toetanchamon’s verzamelingArcheologie Magazine ,” Archeologie Magazine ,2013-11-01,05.201352-55.

“‘Killing Man’s Best Friend?’,” Archaeological Review from Cambridge ,2013-11-01,28 (2),48-66.

“Some Thoughts on the Mummification of King Tutankhamun’s Embalming’,” Etudes et Travaux ,2013-11-28,28292-301.

“A Possible Panel of Arachnids in Kharga Oasis (Egypt’s Western Desert,” Sahara,2013-09-01,2495-100.

“A Re-Analysis of Part of Prince Amenemhat Q’s Eternal Menu,” Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt ,2013-09-01,48119-35.

“Collectors: Their Contribution to Looting’,” Bulletin of the American Research Center in Egypt 202,2013-08-01,20233.

“‘Looting and Land Grabbing: the Current Situation in Egypt’,” Bulletin of the American Research Center in Egypt 202,2013-08-01,20234-39.

Kmt: A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt,2013-07-01,24(3).

“Looting Egypt: Abu Sir Al-Maleq,” Daily News Egypt,2013-06-06.

Kmt: A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt,2013-04-01,24(2),4.

“Nile Currents,” Kmt: A Modern Journal of Archaeology ,2013-01-01,24(1),4-6.

“The Lisbon Mummy Project,” Kmt: A Modern Journal of Archaeology ,2012-12-01,23(4),55-59.

“‘Preliminary Report of the Egyptian Museum Chariot Project (EMCP)’,” Bulletin of the American Research Center in Egypt ,2012-01-01,(200 (Spring)),7-11.

“A Palace for Pigeons: Restoring a Roman Dovecote in the Kharga Oasis’,” Bulletin of the American Research Center in Egypt ,2012-10-01,2011-6.

“Cats of the pharaohs: genetic comparison of Egyptian cat mummies to their feline contemporaries’,” Journal of Archaeological Science ,2012-10-01,39(10),3217-3223.

“'North Kharga Oasis Survey 2007: Preliminary Report, Ain Leekha and Ain Amur’,” Mitteilungen der Deutsches Archäeologisches Institut, Kairo ,2012-09-01,66(for 2010),235-42.

“Nile Currents,” Kmt: A Modern Journal of Egyptology,2012-09-01,23.3(3),4-8.

“2012 ‘Food and Funerals: Sustaining the Dead for Eternity’,” Polish Archaeology in the Mediterranean ,2012-08-01,20 361-71..

“'Nile Currents',” Kmt: A Modern Journal of Egyptology,2012-07-01,23.2(2),4-7.

“2012 ‘De strijdwagen in het oude Egypte’,” Archaeologie Magazine ,2012-06-01,(2012 (3):),50-54.

“Creatures of the Gods: Animal Mummies from Ancient Egypt,” 2012-05-01.

“Three Embalming Caches from Dra Abu el-Naga’,” IFAO,2012-02-01,111205-28.

“And the Bones Say,” Dig,2012-01-01,22-24.

“And the Bones Say,” Dig,2012-01-01,January 201222-24.

“Foodstuff placement in ibis mummies and the role of viscera in embalming,” Journal of Archaeological Science ,2012-01-01,39.51642-1647.

“Foodstuff placement in ibis mummies and the role of viscera in embalming’,” Journal of Archaeological Science ,2012-01-01,39.51642-1647.

Bulletin de L'Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale 111,2012-01-01,111205-28.

“Nile Currents,” Kmt: A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt,2012-01-01,22(4),4-7.

“Pottery Puzzles,” Dig,2012-01-01,20-21.

“Mud Trays in Ancient Egyptian Mortuary Practices,” Journal of the American Research Center in Cairo,2011-01-01,46125-31.

“Prostate metastatic bone cancer in an Egyptian Ptolemaic mummy, a proposed radiological diagnosis ,” International Journal of Paleopathology ,2011-01-01,198-103.

“‘New Archaeology at Ancient Scetis: Surveys and Initial Excavations at the Monastery of St. John the Little in Wādī al-Naṭrūn’,” Dumbarton Oaks Papers ,2011-01-01,64 (2010) 217-28.

“Nile Currents,” Kmt: A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt,2011-10-01,22(3),4-7.

“Beds for Gods,” Calliope ,2011-08-01,48.

“Safeguarding for the Future,” Dig,2011-08-01,24-5.

“Tales of a Sarcophagus,” Dig,2011-08-01,15-18.

“What Happened to Osiris?,” Calliope ,2011-08-01,49.

“Nile Currents,” Kmt: A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt,2011-07-01,22(2),4-7.

“Nile Currents,” Kmt: A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt,2011-04-01,22(1),7-9.

“Nile Currents,” Kmt: A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt,2011-01-01,21(4),5-7.

Research and Teaching Material

‘Animal Mummies’, Wiley-Blackwell.

‘Animals, Egyptian Sacred’, Wiley-Blackwell.

‘Animals, Non-domesticated (Egypt)’, Wiley-Blackwell.

‘Aten/Aton’ , Wiley-Blackwell.

‘Food, Drink, and Feasting (Egypt)’, Wiley-Blackwell.

‘Heh’ , Wiley-Blackwell.

‘Heket’ , Wiley-Blackwell.

‘Hermopolis Magna, Tuna el-Gebel (Pharaonic)’ , Wiley-Blackwell.

‘Hieratic’ , Wiley-Blackwell.

‘Horus’, Wiley-Blackwell.

‘Jewelry, Pharaonic Egypt’ , Wiley-Blackwell.

‘Kharga Oasis’, Wiley-Blackwell.

‘Khons (Khonsu)’, Wiley-Blackwell.

‘Kom Obo’, Wiley-Blackwell.

‘Maat’, Wiley-Blackwell.

‘Maiherpri’, Wiley-Blackwell.

‘Mummies and Mummification’, Wiley-Blackwell.

‘Mut’, Wiley-Blackwell.

‘Nile’, Wiley-Blackwell.

‘Nun’, Wiley-Blackwell.

‘Re and Re Horakhty’, Wiley-Blackwell.

‘Religion, Pharaonic Egypt’, Wiley-Blackwell.

‘Sacrifice, Pharaonic Egypt’, Wiley-Blackwell.

‘Sekhmet’, Wiley-Blackwell.

‘Seshat’, Wiley-Blackwell.

‘Sokar’, Wiley-Blackwell.

‘Sphinx’, Wiley-Blackwell.

Ancient Egypt,.

Monograph

Bioarchaeology International,.

“Experimental Archaeology: From Meadow to Em-baa-lming Table,” University of Wales Press, 53-74..

“Studying Egyptian Mummies in the Field’,” Sidestone, 67-76.

“From the early Old Kingdom to the Badarian. Preliminary report on the 2012 excavation campaign in the settlement area of Elkab’,” Poznan Archaeological Museum, 73-94.

“A Collection of Cows: Brief Remarks on the Faunal Material from the South Asasif Conservation Project’,” Cambridge Scholars, 521-28.

“Wanderers in the Desert: The North Kharga Oasis Survey’s Exploration of the Darb ‘Ain Amur’ ,” Oxford: Oxbow Books, 8.

Dog Catacombs at Saqqara,.

Elkab,.

Excavations at Marea,.

North Kharga Oasis Survey,.

Bilkent Univesity Mission to Kinet Hüyuk (ancient Issus), Turkey,.

“Collecting and Repatriating Egypt’s Past: Toward a New Nationalism,” Springer, 141-154.

Egyptian Museum Chariot Project,.

Egyptian Museum Leatherwork Project,.

Lisbon Mummy Project,.

Projecto Djehuty to TT 11 and TT 12,.

Tabbet el Geish, Saqqara, IFAO ,.

“The Forgotten Dead: Animal Burials in the Theban Necropolis,” Supreme Council of Antiquities, 73-5.

Yale/Michigan Mission to Abydos,.

Johns Hopkins University Mission to the Mut Temple ,.

KV63, Tomb of Amenmesse Mission,.

New York University/Institute of Fine Arts Mission to Abydos,.

Artistic

Archaeological Work,Dog Catacombs at Saqqara, Saqqara.

Other,Mortuary Archaeologist, Quesna.

Fieldwork

Archaeological and Museological Work,Co-Director, North Kharga Oasis Survey.

Archaeological and Museological Work:,Co-Director, The Amenmesse and KV 63 Project.

Archaeological and Museological Work,Project Director, Animal Mummies in the Egyptian Museum.

Archaeological and Museological Work,Co-Director and Mortuary archaeozoologist, Dog Catacombs at North Saqqara Project.

Archaeological and Museological Work,Chief Archaeozoologist, Kinet Höyük.

Services

Faculty Advisor, Egyptology Club

Committee Member, Rare Books and Special Collections Library

Egyptology Unit Head, The American University in Cairo

Chair of the Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology and Egyptology Department, The American University in Cairo

Chair, Archaeological and Research Expedition Committee, American Research Center in Egypt

Chair, Fellowship Committee, American Research Center in Egypt

Guest Speaker, Lindenwold Middle School

In the Media

Contributions to Internet discussions and publications having to do with the state of antiquities during and after the January 25 Revolution, 2012.

Prostate cancer in a mummy story, Discovery News, 2012.

Several newspapers picked up the story of Salima Ikrams collaborative work on the first case of prostate cancer to be identified in an Egyptian mummy, 2012.

Interview on the Limme Women, OHanlons Heroes, 2012.

Interview, ABC News, 2012.

Interview, 2012.

True Tales from the Crypt’, Roger Luckhurst investigates the mummy’s curse, BBC Radio 4, 2012.

Article, Herald Net, 2012.

Interview on the Discovery of the Mummies, RTP2 Portugal, 2012.

Interview, Egyptological: Online Egyptology Magazine, 2012.

Interview about the Chariot project, Ancient Egypt Online, 2012.

Prostate cancer work featured, Cancer Today, 2012.

Interview on the Step Pyramid, National Geographic, 2012.

Research on animal mummies highlighted, Japanese Television, 2012.

Prostate story, Archaeology Magazine online, 2012.

Interview, Minerva: International Review of Ancient Art and Archaeology, 2012.

Interview on Red List, CNN, 2012.

Salima Ikrams work on the Egyptian Museum Chariot Project, carried out in conjunction with A. J. Veldmeijer, has been featured in Elsevier , Elsevier, 2012.

Egypts revolution, Geo TV, 2011.

Interview, Publica, 2011.

Interview on Egyptian antiquities, Voice of America, 2011.

Interview on the repatriation of Egyptian antiquities, Channel 4, 2011.

Interview about the Egyptian revolution, Radio Pakistan, 2011.

Interview on the death in Ancient Egypt, German Television, 2010.

Ancient Alexandria, History Channel, 2010.

Interview on Ramses the Great, French TV, 2010.

Interview on Animal Mummies, BBC World Service, 2001.

Interview on the state of Egypt’s antiquities, CNN, 2012.

Interview on animal mummies, Animal Planet, 2008.

Interview, National Geographic, 2008.

Interview with myself, National Geographic Spain, 2015-04-26.

Interviewed for an article on looting, USA Today, 2014-08-09.

Article featuring my research on rock art in Kharga, Live Scinece, 2013-12-20.

My work at Abydos on dog burials was featured as a result of a paper that I published., Discovery News, 2013-12-05.

Article highlighting my research on victual mummies and their significance in ancient Egyptian economy, religion, and daily life., Die Presse, 2013-11-19.

Article that quotes me and highlights a recent publication with others about meat mummies, NBC News, 2013-11-18.

Interview, NOVA, 2013-02-01.

Email: Salima@aucegypt.edu

Website: http://www.salimaikram.com

Research Interest
  • Funerary archaeology
  • Daily life
  • Archaeozoology
  • Rock Art
  • Cultural Heritage & Museology
  • Experimental Archaeology
  • Ethnoarchaeology
  • Bioarchaeology