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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Foucart (1898) notes that Kom Gamaliya was also known under the name Tell Bahr Mahed. The site was again mentioned under the latter name by Foucart in 1901.

Gamaliya town itself is built on small mound that is probably ancient. Many modern houses built with ancient stones and Roman bricks. Granite and quartzite occurs throughout town. Quartzite blocks of Seti I and Ramesses II near mosque. Attributed to Baqliya by Habachi. Granite papyriform column of Nectanebo I in mosque. Foucart in RT 20 (1898), 167, n.1; Foucart in ASAE 2 (1901), 64. Habachi ASAE 53 (1955), 452-58; Zivie, Hermopolis et le Nome de L'Ibis, 60-1, No. 7; 133-4, No. 36. 


Left, location of the mound in 1968 (CORONA - USGS); right, the same region in 2016 (Google Earth)