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 

From the Penny Wilson report:

The site is 100m west to east and 80m north to south, and it stands 2.75m above the level of the surrounding area. (Note: these dimensions show a reduction since those of 2006). Surrounded by embankments of fish-farms + red bricks & pottery. A few red brick built features were visible. Roman finewares: African Red Slip Ware and Cypriot Red Slip Ware, with cooking vessels, LR1 amphorae and imported amphorae. There were some few glazed wares suggesting that the site went on into the 10th century. There were also a number of corroded small bronze coins and other bronze objects. For a map of the site, click here.

  

Left: View of Kom Ritabi.  Right: Late Roman pottery at the site (P.Wilson)