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 in 2004, who reported as follows:

This is a cleared sandy area next to a large rice processing factory. The main concentrations of pottery were at the southern end of the site in a small 100 x 50m area with some small sandy mounds. None of these was very high and the site has almost no elevation. The collected sherds dated to the Ptolemaic and Roman periods, with a single piece suggested to be dynastic.

Photographs from a selection taken by Penny Wilson in 2004. Copies of others are kept at the EES London office.