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 

Now called Kom Irani by local villagers, but Araneb in SCA register and Aranib on SoE 1:100,000 (1916) map. Perhaps the same as Kom el-Amria on 1900/1909/1910 survey maps (1:50 000 series, sheet 50 Hosh Isa); El-Amria is a sizeable village just north of this location, but not on 1993 maps. Presently a village founded on a very low mound elevated above surrounding fields. No pottery visible on surface, a small section at northern edge of town did exhibit several body sherds and an amphora-handle.