Salima Ikram is Distinguished University Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo, and has excavated extensively in Egypt as well as in Turkey. She has directed the Animal Mummy Project, the Amenmesse Project (KV10/KV63), the North Kharga Oasis Darb Ain Amur Project, and and headed the archaeozoology team at Kinet Hoyuk in Turkey.
She has a variety of research interests, especially the interaction between humans and animals, ancient Egyptian foodways, rock art, death, and mummies of both humans and animals. She has published extensively both for scholarly and non-specialist audiences, as well as for children, and is currently collaborating on the publication of the animal mummies in the Museo Egizio, Turin. Ikram is a member of the MAHES (Momies Animales et Humaines EgyptienneS) project.
Books by Salima Ikram
Chariots in Ancient Egypt
The Tano Chariot, A Case Study
Edited by André J. Veldmeijer & Salima Ikram, with contributions by Ole Herslund, Lisa Sabbahy & Lucy Skinner | 2018
Chariots, the racing cars of the ancient world, first appeared in Egypt about 1600 BC, and quickly became not only the preferred mode of transport...
Humans, Animals, and the Environment
Edited by Salima Ikram, Jessica Kaiser & Roxie Walker | 2015
Although the bioarchaeology (study of biological remains in an archaeological context) of Egypt has been documented in a desultory way for many decades, it is...
Catalogue of the footwear in the Coptic Museum (Cairo)
André J. Veldmeijer & Salima Ikram | 2014
This catalogue presents the ancient Egyptian footwear in the collection of the Coptic Museum in Cairo. The catalogue contains detailed descriptions and measurements, photographs and drawings. Each description of a footwear category is followed by short discussions, addressing topics such...
Proceedings of the first international chariot conference (Cairo 2012)
Edited by André J. Veldmeijer & Salima Ikram | 2013
The present work is the result of the First International Chariot Conference, jointly organised by the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC) and the American...
Creatures of Earth, Water and Sky
Essays on Animals in Ancient Egypt and Nubia
Edited by Stéphanie Porcier, Salima Ikram & Stéphane Pasquali | Forthcoming
Ancient Egyptians always had an intense and complex relationship with animals in daily life as well as in religion. Despite the fact that research on...