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 

Mapped and described in 2003 by a team led by P. Wilson. The site has the usual flat sides with a steep mound in the middle and a flat plateau on top. At least 4 granite grindstones lie on the surface, which is covered in pottery , broken red brick and glass. The slope on the southern side of the site is less steep than the north, probably due to wind erosion, and water gullies run down the sides of the tell. There is a football pitch on a flatter area to the south and on the south-western side at the side of the site there is a low platform of greyer mud., perhaps a modern threshing area, but it may also represent an earlier feature at the site. Pottery from the surface and from pits dug in the tell comprised Nile Silt wares dating between the 4th-9thC AD.

Wilson, P., The West Delta Regional Survey, Beheira and Kafr el-Sheikh Provinces, 237-9, 473-7.