Dr. Salima Ikram - A Fascination for Mummified Life

Pakistani-born Egyptologist and archaeologist, author, and professor Salima Ikram is considered one of today’s leading experts on animal mummies, and is the founder and co-director of the Animal Mummy Project at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

In this recent video interview for the AUC Press YouTube channel, the Cairo-based specialist describes how she first came under the spell of the ancient Egyptians, tells of her work on more than a dozen ongoing projects, and reflects on the use of advanced technologies in the field of Egyptology.

The forty-nine year-old scholar studied Egyptology and archaeology at Bryn Mawr College, in Pennsylvania, earning an A.B. in classical and Near Eastern archaeology and history. She continued her studies at the University of Cambridge, earning her MPhil and PhD in Egyptology and museum studies. While working for her PhD she also trained in fauna analysis.

Her authoritative works include "Divine Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt" (AUC Press, 2005), "The Mummy in Ancient Egypt," "The Tomb in Ancient Egypt: Royal and Private Sepulchres from the Early Dynastic Period to the Romans" (AUC Press, 2008), "Death and Burial in Ancient Egypt," and "Ancient Egypt: An Introduction" (AUC Press, 2011). Ikram has also written a line of children's books and published numerous articles.

To read more about Salima Ikram, go to http://www.aucpress.com/t-eNewsletter-MeetTheAuthor-November2014.aspx? "

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