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 

Daressy noted walls of small mud bricks in 1913 which he thought were Ptolemaic. Friedman and Buck survey in 1992 report that the site seems to be founded on a gezira and consists of a low mound no more than 2-3 meters higher than the surrounding fields, which are at an elevation of about 6.5m asl. It is occupied by a modern cemetery with perhaps 70 recent tombs and several older graves composed of crumbling mud brick. Sebakh is being taken from the mound, especially from the west side. Pottery observed on the surface was mostly Roman, but there was some OK material. In recent cutting for sebakh or graves, more OK sherds were seen, including several from red-polished bowls (Meidum-bowls). Access to the site is from the road between Diarb Nigm and Zagazig, 2km WNW of village of Ikwa.