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 

Greek: Smoumis; Coptic: Smoumi, Eshmum (Quaegebeur, in L'Egyptologie en 1979, vol. I, 271). Find of bronzes of Thoth ibis and figures of Nehmetaway in 1890s. Site covered by village in 1902. Seen by J and P Spencer in 1997: the low tell is covered by the settlement and cemetery and crossed by the Dikirnis - El-Qurdi road. Practically in the Dikirnis suburbs. Sarcophagus from site in Cairo and granodiorite naophorous kneeling statue of Smatawytayefnakht found in house with pottery vessels.