Salima Ikram is distinguished professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo, and has worked in Egypt since 1986. She has directed the Animal Mummy Project and co-directed the Predynastic Gallery project and the North Kharga Oasis Survey. She directs the North Kharga Oasis Darb Ain Amur Survey and the Tomb of Amenmesse (KV10) and KV63 project. She has worked on several excavations throughout Egypt as well as in Turkey, Sudan, and Greece, and she is currently very involved with the preservation and presentation of cultural heritage. She is the author of Death and Burial in AncientEgypt (AUC Press, 2015) and editor of Divine Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt (AUC Press, pbk ed., 2015), as well as a series of children's books.
Eden Unger Bowditch is the author of The Young Inventors Guild trilogy (The Atomic Weight of Secrets, The Ravens of Solemano, and The Strange Round Bird). She has been a songwriter, musician, journalist, editor, and mom. She teaches creative writing, rhetoric, and composition at the American University in Cairo.