Inside the Tomb of Tutankhamun

With Salima Ikram

King Tutankhamun: His Tomb and Treasures; Episode 2

Tut's tomb surrounded by wall fresco depicting Pharoah followed by ka embracing Osiris
Photo: Kenneth Garrett

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In This Episode

Professor Salima Ikram talks about the numerous treasures found in the tomb of King Tutankhamun, his mummy and what’s unique about it, as well as the tomb decorations and the possibility of additional hidden chambers. 

About Salima

She is Distinguished Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo, Extraordinary Professor at Stellenbosch University, and is a Research Fellow at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum. She  has worked as an archaeologist in Egypt since 1986. She has co-directed the Predynastic Gallery project and the North Kharga Oasis Survey, and has directed the Animal Mummy Project, the North Kharga Oasis Darb Ain Amur Survey, and the Amenmesse Mission of KV10 and KV63 in the Valley of the Kings. She has worked in Egypt, Sudan, and Turkey as an archaeozoologist. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Ikram has published extensively in both scholarly and popular venues (for adults and children) on diverse subject matters, ranging from traditional Egyptological subjects to zooarchaeological topics. Currently her research focuses on the changing climate of Egypt as reflected in the fauna, relying on evidence derived from pictorial, textual, archaezoological, and climatalogical evidence; changing food sources and eating habits; rock art; and funerary customs.   

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