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 

This site, just to the SW of Kom el-Qarawi, is marked by a low mound. When surveyed by Penny Wilson in 2005, it mesaured measuring 120m by 90m, with a maximum elevation of 2m., and was being used as a local football pitch. A few test-pits had been dug by the SCA along the west side.  A few sherds were seen but nothing diagnostic. The satellite images below show little change between 2013 and 2020. The position of this site has  been transposed with that of Kom el-Qarawi on map 6 in Wilson, P., The West Delta Regional Survey, Beheira and Kafr el-Sheikh Provinces, 23.

 

Satellite images of the site in 2013 (left) and 2020 (right)