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 

Originally three mounds with Roman material: pottery, brick, pipe fragments, portions of walls, coin of Caracalla in sebakh. In 1894, of the three mounds, two were covered by modern buildings, and one only feddan remained accessible, but was being exploited for sebakh. Another mound some minutes to east formerly covered with debris and large stones without inscriptions. Friedman and Buck survey of 1992 recorded that this site has been destroyed and covered by the village of El-Faruqiya.