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 

Information collected by Joanne Rowland, 2006:

The site lies on the crossroads of the road to Tamalay. In about 1920 some people lived here in a village called Kom el Ahmar. Under the ground we were told that the villagers have found red-brick walls. They showed us a few bricks which appear similar to those seen at bath houses, e.g. at Sersenna. Many potsherds were found in the fields.