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 

Once a larger mound, visited by Penny Wilson in 2005: apparently an area marked on the SoE map as a small shrine by the road, N. of Ezbet Abu Shaffaf, with Kom Rizq (100178) to the east. Consists of two areas either side of a road. On the west is a small area about 1-2m above field level, used to keep animals and for drying hay. On the east side of the road is a small cemetery with a shrine in the centre with white flags and recently burnt candles upon it. The whole area is about 70m (E-W) by 30m (N-S). A few sherds were visible in the fields and in the section of a ditch at the south side.
This site is in a completely different location from the SCA registered Kom es Sabah (i) or Kom es Sabah (ii), nos 100110 - 100111.

Photographs from a larger collection taken by Penny Wilson in 2005 Copies of others are kept at the EES London office.