Inspected and mapped by Penny Wilson or the Delta Survey in 2004-5, who reported as cited below: See also Wilson, P., The West Delta Regional Survey, Beheira and Kafr el-Sheikh Provinces, 109-116, 341-5.

This is a low hillock, lying S of Kom el-Daba el-Bahari and at its highest point above the surrounding fields about 8m high. It has few distinctive features but has gently sloping sides up to a high point in the centre of the hill. To the south-western side there is a cleared flat area which may once have been part of the original mound, but seems to be being brought under agriculture. Plans of houses can be seen on the north-eastern side of the mound slope near the top. Pottery material has been dredged from the bottom of the deeper ditches around the mound area. The surface is evenly covered in potsherds, red brick fragments and there is a noticeably greater amount of finer ware sherds mixed in; there are also some red orthoquartzite fragments on the surface.

A mapping and drill-core survey was carried out in 2005. A core on the west side of the site showed that the tell was formed of silt deposited on top of the hill. This material was compact, and contained a few pottery fragments, but these may have been redeposited from the north mound. At a depth between 3.5 and 4m, the blue-grey compact silt contained some large pottery fragments. This layer rested upon a layer decayed organic matter, suggesting that there was a marsh or swamp here, or a channel.  
The maximum dimensions of the site are about 450m from north-south (including the large cleared area, 300m without this area) by 300m east-west. 
This site was also included in a survey of Beheira sites by Mohamed Kenawi in 2009/10, who noted imported Cypriot red slip ware and local utilitarian pottery, and suggested a date for the site between the 2nd century BC and the 7th century AD. See M. Kennawi, 'Beheira Survey: Roman pottery from the Western Delta of Egypt', Rei Cretariæ Romanæ Favtorum, Acta 42, 309-317. Bonn 2012. A magnetic survey by an expedition led by So Hasegawa revealed a temple within an enclosure wall, surrounded by many houses (Sixth Delta Survey Workshops, El-Mansura University, 11-13 April 2019).

Formerly, the two tells Daba north and south consisted of a single mound, as shown by the Corona image (below left, USGS). The split into two parts took place since the 1960s. The larger portion is the southern mound (Google Earth image, below right). 


The photographs below are selected from images taken by Dr Penny Wilson in 2004-5. (Copies of others kept at the EES). The two pictures at the bottom, taken in Autumn 2005, show more vegetation than on the others, owing to the wetter season.