Fun Things to Do with Dead Animals

Salima Ikram '86 and Edith Bowditch

Life can be a challenge when your Egyptologist mother offers to mummify the class pet bunny. Fun Things to Do with Dead Animals is a young-adult novel narrated by Amun Ra; it follows mother and son on myriad adventures. (American University in Cairo Press, 2018)

Salima Ikram '86 is distinguished professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo. She has directed the Animal Mummy Project and the North Kharga Darb Ain Amur Survey, among other truly exciting projects and excavations, throughout Egypt and in Turkey, Sudan, and Greece. She has worked in museums around the world, including the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. She has published extensively, for both scholarly and general audiences.