Salima Ikram (Urdu: سلیمہ اکرام; born 1965) is a Pakistani professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo, a participant in many Egyptian archaeological projects, the author of several books on Egyptian archaeology, a contributor to various magazines and a frequent guest on pertinent television programs.
Ikram studied Egyptology and Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, USA, earning an A.B. in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology and History. Continuing her studies at the University of Cambridge, she earned her M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Egyptology and Museum Studies. While working for her Ph.D. she also trained in fauna analysis.
Ikram lives in Cairo and teaches Egyptology and Archaeology at the American University in Cairo, where she is now full Professor of Egyptology. She is the correspondent for Kmt, a popular Egyptological journal, and a frequent contributor to Egypt Today. She is the co-director of the Animal Mummy Project at the Egyptian Museum. Since 2001, Ikram has directed, with Corinna Rossi, the North Kharga Oasis Survey (NKOS).
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Her television credits include Unearthing Ancient Secrets: Animal Mummies on the Sci Channel, Da Vinci Code: Decoded on Channel 4 UK, Tomb Raiders: Robbing the Dead and The Real Scorpion King both on the History Channel and several series and specials for Discovery Channel, History Channel, National Geographic Channel, BBC television, Channel 4 UK, Canal+ and many more. She has also served as an advisor on Universal Pictures hit movie The Mummy.