Egyptologist Dr. Salima Ikram


Dr. Salima Ikram is the scientific consultant for Ancient Egypt’s Wildlife; AUC Press Nature Foldout

From her website:

Dr. Salima Ikram is a leading expert on animal mummies. As founder and co-director of the Animal Mummy project at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, she has emerged as one of the leading scholars in Egyptian funerary archaeology. Combining an interest in and understanding of the past with a passion of preserving it for the future, she has brought the little known world of animal mummies to light.

Dr.  Ikram is a professor of Egyptology at The American University in Cairo, a grantee of the National Geographic Society’s Committee for Research and Exploration, and an international guest speaker. Highlights of her professional career include a visiting scholar at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC), a consultant Egyptologist at Giza, Saqqara, Abu Sir, Valley of the Kings, and Co-Director of the North Kharga Oasis Survey.


2 responses to “Egyptologist Dr. Salima Ikram

  1. Loved the history and information on mummified animals. I live in el paso, tx. Where if certain animals run around in desert area can become a major problem, especially with dogs and cats. My thought was possibly animal control. Certain appointed personnel could of been in charge of this function and could easily be justified to do so, example: maybe it was the animals karma or sacrifice for the people by allowing themselfs to be caught, and in turn then were offered as a sacraficial offering mummified. Just a thought. Especially when it comes to cats! Lol. They breed so fast! Love your work! Thank you. Sincerely, alan hale


    • An interesting theory Alan! I think the point of a healthy ecosystem is built-in “animal control,” but humans have a way of throwing off that balance. Very glad you like my work! Thank you!


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