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 

Survey by Amsterdam University in 1984: few limestone blocks in fields but no tell survives. Tests by Fathi Malek in 1962 (Unpublished SCA report). Villagers mentioned two inscribed blocks built into an old well some 500m to west of cemetery at Awlad Moussa, but when the well was located it was found to have been filled in. Some Late Period sherds reported. Satellite imagery of 2007 shows a substantial town with a cemetery on its eastern side, adjacent to cultivated fields.