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.

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You may also be interested to visit the separate Western Delta Regional Survey on Durham University's website here: 

Described by Daressy in 1905 (quoted by Bernand in reference on tabular page). Liverpool University concession 1995-, directed by Susanna Thomas. Only one mound survives, part occupied by a cemetery. Remains of gate of Ramesses II and of enclosure wall. Satellite imagery shows the shape of the original large site with parts levelled for agriculture and other areas overbuilt by modern structures.

Surveyed in 2007-8 by J. Trampier. Satellite image interpretation and surface pottery collection. See Trampier, J. 2014. Landscape Archaeology of the Western Nile Delta, 89-108.

Thomas, S. 2009, 'Chariots, Cobras and Canaanites:a Ramesside Miscellany from Tell Abqa'in', in M. Collier and S. Snape (eds), Ramesside Studies in Honour of Kenneth Kitchen, Bolton, 519–31.