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 

Surveyed for the EES in 2018 by Elena Tiribilli, who reported:

Kom el-Magayir II presents numerous fired bricks scattered across the site showing a variety of building features still visible on the surface, but now collapsed. It does not appear on the 1916 Survey of Egypt 1:100,000 map nor on the 1992 Topographical Map. Only a couple of diagnostic pottery sherds were collected in this area. It is hard to pinpoint any date of human activity at this place based on the few pottery sherds we recorded, and it is not possible to determine the exact identification of the structures and their relation to Kom el-Magayir I (EES 395). In addition, doubts also arise concerning the identification of the area as an archaeological site, since the Corona satellite image shows modern buildings in the area in 1968. See Israel Hinojosa-Baliño, Elena Tiribilli, Penelope Wilson, 'The Delta Survey Project Survey in Kafr el-Sheikh and Beheira governorates in 2018', Egyptian Archaeology 55.

The photographs below show the limited extent of the site and the fired brick remains (E.Tiribilli, 2018).

Read more about the Kafr el Dawar survey (2018) here