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 

Ancient Plinthine.

French excavations since 2012 have revealed the site to be much older than expected, with remains going back to the NK and evidence for considerable development in the 26th dynasty, in addition to the extensive late Roman levels. For earlier investigations see Adriani, A., 'Nécropole et ville de Plinthine', Annuaire du Musée gréco-romain III, Alexandrie, 1952, 140-59.
See especially Boussac, M.F., 'Recent works at Taposiris and Plinthine', BSAA 49, 2015, 189-217 which gives numerous additional references.
Boussac, M.F. and El-Amouri, M., 'The lake structures at Taposiris' in L. Blue, E. Khalil (eds), Lake Mareotis Conference: reconstructing the past, Universities of Southampton and Alexandria, 5th-6th April 2008, BAR-IS 2113, Oxford, 2010,  87-105.
Robinson, D. and Goddio, F. (eds) 2015, Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology Monographs: Thonis-Heracleion in Context.
Boussac, M.F., Dhennin, S. and Redon, B. (avec une annexe de Z. Barahona-Mendieta), 'Plinthine et la Maréotide pharaonique', BIFAO 115, 2015, 15-35.
Redon, B. and Vanpeene, M. (avec une annexe céramologique de M. Pesenti), 'La vigne a été inventée dans la ville égyptienne de Plinthine'. À propos de la découverte d’un fouloir saïte à Kôm el-Nogous (Maréotide)’, BIFAO 116, 2016,  303-324.
Redon, B., 'An Egyptian grand cru: wine production in Plinthine', EA 55 (Autumn 2019), 28-33.
Redon, B., Dhennin, S., et al., 'Taposiris Magna et Plinthine' [notice archéologique], Bulletin archéologique des Écoles françaises à l’étranger [En ligne], Égypte, mis en ligne le 01 novembre 2020, consulté le 02 décembre 2020. URL: http://journals.openedition.org/baefe/884
Redon, B. et al. 2016, Bulletin de liaison de la ceramique 26. 5-38: Évolution des assemblages céramiques du Kôm de Plinthine de la fin de la Troisième Période intermédiaire à l’époque saïto-perse Étude de deux contextes stratigraphiques du secteur 2