Zeynep Ahunbay (born 1946, Ünye, Ordu Province) is a leading Turkish scholar of antiquities.
Dr. Ahunbay was born in Ünye, Ordu Province, a small town in the Black Sea region of Turkey. She received her PhD in architectural history in 1976 from Istanbul Technical University, where in 1988 she became a professor of Architectural History and Preservation. She has published numerous books on restoration and conservation of cultural heritage. Dr. Ahunbay's best-known works are the restoration of the Zeyrek Mosque with the art historians the professors Metin Ahunbay and Robert Ousterhout, as well as the restoration of Istanbul's city walls.
At the present she is working on a conservation project for the Haghia Sophia museum in Istanbul and rescue work for the ancient city of Hasankeyf.