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SALIMA IKRAM

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PROFESSOR / ARCHEOLOGIST / AUTHOR

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ABOUT

Dr. Salima Ikram is a Professor, Archaeologist, Author and lifelong adventurer.

 

She has become the leading expert on animal mummies. As a founder 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. 

 

In addition to the authoritative works "Divine Creatures", "The Mummy in Ancient Egypt", " The Tomb in Ancient Egypt", and "Death and Burial in Ancient Egypt", she has written a line of children's books as well as numerous articles.  

 

When not on expeditions and exploring tombs, she lectures year round at conferences, museums and more around the world. 

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MEDIA APPEARANCES

Dr. Salima Ikram is a proud contributor, and on camera personality, featured in "Alexander, Making of a God," (#2 on Netflix Top 10) and "Tomb of Saqqara" (#5 on Netflix top 10) .

Alexander, the Making of a God

#2 Netflix U.S. Top 10 (2024)

Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb

#5 in Top 10 Netflix

U.S. Top 10 (March 2021)

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Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb

#5 Netflix   U.S. Top 10 (2021)

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Latest Adventure

"I've been fortunate to have gone on many adventures.  However at the top of my bucket list, it's always been a dream of mine to skydive over the pyramids.   At the start of 2023 I was finally able to fulfill that dream as I free fell and flew over the Great pyramids. What a rush of joy and excitement to see the most magnificent structures on Earth from above Earth."

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"Being an archaeologist means that you never have to grow up, and the past is always part of the present."

- Salima Ikram to Morgan Freeman

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ANIMAL MUMMIES

The ancient Egyptians mummified animals as well as humans. Animals played an important role in Egyptian culture, not only as food, a source of raw materials, and as pets, but also for religious reasons. They were typically mummified for four main purposes — to allow beloved pets to go on to the afterlife, to provide food in the afterlife, to act as offerings to a particular god, and because some were seen as physical manifestations of specific gods that the Egyptians worshipped. ​

 

Animals of all sorts were mummified and buried all through Egypt. Millions of ibises, raptors, crocodiles, dogs, and cats are found interred in pit tombs and catacombs. These shed light on ancient Egyptian religious practices, mummification technology, trade, economy, veterinary science, the environment, and the complex human-animal relationship.

TV CREDITS

Salima is a regular on TV. She has been featured in over 30 documentaries, series and specials on Egypt, Pyramids, Mummies, and Animal Mummies.

 

Her TV credits include "Unearthing Ancient Secrets: Animal Mummies" (Sci Channel), "Da Vinci Code: Decoded" (Channel 4 UK), "Tomb Raiders: Robbing the Dead" (History Channel), "The Real Scorpion King" (History Channel), the series on KV63, and several more series and specials for Discovery Channel, History, Nat Geo Channel, BBC, Channel 4 UK, Canal+ and many more.

 

She has also served as an advisor on Universal Pictures hit movie "The Mummy."

FOR QUESTIONS

Please feel free to send any questions. I will do my best to answer some of them, but due to the overwhelming number of enquiries unfortunately can't guarantee I can get to them all.

 

Thank you for all your support and passion for mummies and more. 

FOR TV APPEARANCES ONLY, PLEASE CONTACT
Aden
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ADEN@SALIMAIKRAM.COM

North Kharga Oasis Darb Ain Amur Survey

KV10/63

Participant in:

Djehuty Project

Saqqara Dog Catacombs

Sharuneh Project

Quesna

Malqata

Swiss Mission to the Valley of the Kings

IFA Abydos Project

MY DIGS

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