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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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 

Neal Spencer reported the site has gently undulating sandy surface with patches of grass and thorn. Bounded to S and W by irrigation canals, with modern tracks running N-S across western and eastern edges of site. Sizeable village at NW corner. Southern area features almost no surface pottery (only 1 unglazed black sherd seen). Parts of middle bare of vegetation. Elevated areas at SW and NW with coarse red silt ware sherds and a few finer wares of Late Period to Ptolemaic. Possible location of previous excavations on west, with open sections showing mud-brick structures. No fired brick seen on site. Ashes and burnt human bones in open sections. Several large limestone fragments noted and also a siltstone mortar.

Wilson, P., The West Delta Regional Survey, Beheira and Kafr el-Sheikh Provinces, 190-1.