Old Kingdom remains have been found at this site by the French archaeological expedition that began work in 2015. This project used the new name for this location: Tell el-Nashed.

See Rapport d’activité 2015-2016, Supplement au Bulletin de l’institut Français d’archéologie orientale, Vol. 116 (2016), 64-8.

Buchez N. et al. 2017, 'Lower Egyptian Culture Settlement at Tell el-Iswid in the Nile Delta', in B. Midant-Reynes, Y. Tristant and E.M. Ryan (eds.), Egypt at its Origins 5, Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 260, Peeters, 35-48.

Guyot, F., Azzarà, V., Briois, F., Marchand, J., Midant-Reynes, B. 2018, ‘An Early Old Kingdom Rural Community in the Eastern Nile Delta: First Season of Excavations at Tell el-Neshed’, BIFAO 118, 143-188.

Guyot, F., Marchand, J., and Petit, C. 2018, 'Early Old Kingdom Pottery from Tell el-Neshed (Eastern Delta, Sharqia Governorate)', Bulletin de liaison de la céramique Egyptienne 28, 82-116.