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 

This site was surveyed for the Delta Survey in 2018 by a team led by Dr P. Wilson. See Hinojosa-Baliño, I., Tiribilli, E. and Wilson, P. 2019, 'The Delta Survey: Recent work in Kafr el-Sheikh and Beheira', Egyptian Archaeology 55, 10-13.

Most of the mound is beneath a modern cemetery and a road cuts along the southern edge of the site. Very little pottery was noted on the ground, but the map shows that the height of the main mound rises to around 3m above the level of the surrounding fields. As the mound is not so high, it may be a levée feature running alongside a palaeochannel, but geological information is needed to confirm this suggestion.

    

Satellite image from 2018 (Google Earth)                                                        Modern cemetery on the mound