Delta Survey

A British Academy Research Project

Information on the archaeological sites of the Delta is presented here in the form web-pages containing an alphabetical listing of sites. Where a substantial amount of information is available, or photographs of the site exist, links are provided to supplementary pages. The site-names in most cases are those of the Survey of Egypt maps. The material is offered as a source of reference and a tool for the planning of new projects.  The letters 'T' and 'K' in the lists stand for 'Tell' and 'Kom' respectively, Arabic words for 'mound', describing the usual appearance of archaeological sites in the region.

We would recommend viewing this area of the website on a desktop computer. 

You may also be interested to visit the separate Western Delta Regional Survey on Durham University's website here: http://community.dur.ac.uk/penelope.wilson/Delta/Survey.html 

Drill-cores at the site showed the gradual build-up of the sand hill layers. There was a clear lack of deep archaeological material, so the area could only have been settled in relatively recent times. Another nearby location at 31 09 07N 30 19 15E was also sampled, a site of 500 x 400 m and 3m high, occupied by village and cemetery. Sherds collected were early Roman Period.

Photographs from a larger collection taken by Penny Wilson in 2005. Copies of the others are kept at the EES London office.