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 

Visited by Penny Wilson for EES in 2005: 

'Kom Sebah itself is situated on a small mound, about 2-3m above the fields at its highest part. It is difficult to see the mound because of the densely packed houses, but in some wall foundation ditches and the irrigation channels there was a good amount of pottery. Some sherds were collected for study. The whole complex is about 230m north-south by about 80m east-west. The two villages are being rebuilt in concrete, so the remains of the mound will soon be invisible.' 

Photographs from a larger collection taken by Penny Wilson in 2005: