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.

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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 

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Probably the central remnant of a once larger tell, and seems to form part of the chain with Kom Dahab (461) at the south, a tell in the centre and then this one. The sides are quite regular and at the time of the survey there was a recently dug deep pit on the top (see photo below). This pit was up to 3m deep and the sides showed stratigraphy containing pottery, brickwork and smashed limestone. The surface had a covering of pottery and glass with some red brick fragments and it was clear from the pit that this went all the way down through the tell, which probably contains substantial traces of buildings. Surface pottery dated from the 4th-9thC AD and included some ARS and Cypriote sigillata ware as well as local products.