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 

Amsterdam University survey 1984-5: village of El-Alaqma built over part of a levelled tell, with the north and north-east parts of the mound levelled to agriculture. 

Satellite imagery shows a small trace of the original mound with the tomb of a sheikh on it, situated near the irrigation canal which runs past the NW side of the village. Many limestone chips occur in the fields and red granite blocks are incorporated into the village houses. Nearly all these blocks were architraves, except for one column-base. Sherds: 3IP, LP and Roman.