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 

Not listed in SCA Beheira register. Visited by Neal Spencer for the Delta Survey in 2004, who reports as follows:

Due east of village named Ezbet Kom el-Ahmar, the original extent of this site is now very unclear: a large lake to the south may indicate the location of a now-destroyed area of the ancient mound. The remainder of the kom has been reduced almost to the level of the surrounding fields. Some areas are covered with halfa-grass, while others are water-logged and covered with salt deposits (the northern part is difficult to access due to this). Surface pottery included many body sherds, spikes and handles from late Roman amphora fragments, particularly in an open section at the northern edge of the site, where a field has recently been cut into the kom. An abandoned mud-brick structure in the centre of the site, badly eroded but with walls standing to almost their original height, is probably a modern building, though medieval pottery was noted in the surrounding area. 

Photographs taken in 2004 by Neal Spencer