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:

An ancient mound overbuilt by a modern cemetery, situated a short distance east of Kom el-Magayir I and just east of El-Hilbawi village. Pottery in the area dates from the Ptolemaic Period. Although the site is not named on the Survey of Egypt maps (1:100,000 1916; 1:50,000 1908), the mound is marked. The alternative location given by the SCA Atlas for a site of this name is far away to the south and must be an error or perhaps a completely different site. 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 show the densely-set tombs on the mound (E. Tiribilli, 2018)

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