Name Location
Map ref.
Extent No. Notes Literature
Salih, K (Saleh) E of Buto 31 12 38N
30 48 53E
levelled
278 DAI 1983 survey found the mound destroyed, but sherds in the fields over an area 100m long. Three examples of Roman to Coptic date noted by Ballet and von der Way (1993). More recently investigated by Robert Schiestl. P Ballet and T von der Way, MDAIK 49 (1993), 18; Schiestl, 2010a, 11-13.
Salwa, K N of Biyala 31 19 40N
31 13 36E
overbuilt
116 Attempt to locate the site by J and P Spencer in 1997 failed after long excursions along dirt tracks. CORONA images from the 1960s show an area of wasteland with mound remnants just being reclaimed. Ezba Kom es-Sahayet is 1.5 km to W of the site location. -
Samahat, K es- N of Kafr es-Sheikh 31 11 45N
30 57 50E
destroyed
6 No traces remain, only cultivated fields (2007). -
Samara, T 15km NE of Simbellawein 30 55 16N
31 36 48E
290 x 215 x 6m in 1987
175 Visited by J and P Spencer in 1990: a low black mound with a Late Predynastic to Early Dynastic cemetery. Part covered by modern cemetery. SCA excavations in 2000. Details and photos SCA Daqahliya - Dameitta register no. 050303 (location marked erroneously as 050304 on SCA map). SoE 1:25,000 series, 91/660. See Leclant, Or .52 (1983), 472; Or. 54 (1985), 349 and BIFAO 104 (2), 2004, 705.
Samedi, K Canopus 31 18 45N
30 03 20E
part overbuilt
223 Part of ancient Canopus, remains of mound in a built-up area. -
Sami, T 7km SE of San el Hagar 30 56 21N
31 57 41E
levelled
623 Fields at the edge of a small village. SCA Sharqiya register 13060009.
Sammanud At Sammanud town 30 57 32N
31 14 30E
Overbuilt
76 Ancient Sebennytos. The mound is quite elevated but is totally covered by the modern town. Temple site destroyed long ago: blocks collected in an open-air store by the SCA. Details SCA Gharbiya register no. 080204. PM, IV.  ASAE 11 (1911), 90-6; Naville, Mound of the Jew, 23-6 and pl.VI. Leclant & Clerc, Or. 69 (2000), 218-9.
Samn, K es- N of Cairo 30 12 50N
31 16 50E
destroyed?
52 Satellite imagery (2004) shows only cultivated fields and villages in this area. -
Samuni, T el- 3.5km E of Dahtamun 30 40 48N
31 44 30E
destroyed
541 Amsterdam University survey reported part of the site had been levelled and the rest overbuilt by village of Ezba Nicola Saluka. Details SCA Unregistered site no. 130004, under the name Tell ed-Dummiyin. SoE 1:25,000 series, 88/675; Brink, MDAIK 43 (1986), 7ff., 23.
San el Hagar N of Husseiniya 30 58 30N
31 53 00E
Massive extant mound
166 Major site not subject of this survey
Ancient Tanis. See bibliography for excavations and discoveries. 
SCA Sharqiya register 13060010. ESA 1:50,000 map (1996), sheet NH36-J4d.
For bibliography, click here: San el-Hagar
Sandala 20 km E of Desuq 31 09 20N
30 50 12E
100m long and 15m high (1983)
470 DAI drill-core tests in 1983. The archaeological mound is situated in the middle of the village, partly overbuilt by houses and modern tombs. Details See MDAIK 40, 323; P Ballet and T von der Way, MDAIK 49 (1993), 18 and Fig. 17, no. 58. SCA Kafr es- Sheikh register no. 090154. On SoE 1:100,000 (1916) map as village of "Sandila".
Sandanhor S of Benha  30 24 09N
31 12 12E
overbuilt
692 A modern town on an ancient site. SCA Qalubiya register no. 070104.
Sangaha, Gez. SW of Tell Rak 30 50 51N
31 38 45E
part levelled
592 Listed in Amsterdam University 1984-5 survey as having been partly levelled for agriculture or settlement. Ancient site on sand gezira. Early Dynastic sherds reported. Artibus Asiae 21 (1958), 86; Brink, in MDAIK 43 (1986), 21, 23.
Sangar, T In Lake Burullos 31 29 57N
30 55 10E
700 x 400m
(2007)
599 On SoE 1:100,000 map (1916) only as island of Geziret Sangar, not as ancient site. The ancient mound is at the south end. Visited by Penny Wilson for the Delta Survey in 2012. An area of 90 x 140m with pottery and brick was noted. The pottery was Late Roman to Islamic; red slipped wares and glazed wares. SCA Kafr es-Sheikh register no. 090150
Sanhur, T 7 km N of Minshat Abu Omar 30 57 54N
32 00 59E
750 x 600m
(2001)
197 Visited in November 2001 by J and  P Spencer. A very large and high mound with sandy surfaces, littered with fired bricks, ceramic slag and glass fragments. Details and photos SCA Sharqiya register 13060016. Foucart, Rec Trav. 20, 168; id., in ASAE 2 (1901), 79. See Details page for more references.
Sanyura, T el- 8km NE of Kafr Saqr 30 49 23N
31 43 17E
500 x 200m
678 A sand gezira at the E side of the town. The area under SCA supervision is a strip clear of buildings between the town and the modern cemetery. SCA Sharqiya register 13050071.
Saqya, K el- SW of Abu Hummus 30 57 01N
30 11 04E
overbuilt
416 Shown only as a village on ESA 1996 map NH36-I4c. The flattened mound is overbuilt by a village and a small modern cemetery. SCA Beheira register no. 100242. SoE 1:100,000 (1916). 
Sarahig, K el- 4 km N of K Alawi (241) 31 23 12N
30 42 13E
400x 200m
(2007)
460 SCA told J Spencer that this site was extant in 1990. Visible on satellite images of 2007. On SoE 1:50,000 (1909) map, sheet VII-II NW. SCA Kafr es-Sheikh register no. 090126.
Sarari, T N of Awlad Musa 30 49 10N
31 44 10E
levelled to fields
564 Amsterdam University survey 1984-5. Site now cultivated. Former tell of 5 feddans. No pottery noted. SoE 1:25,000 series, 90/675; Brink, MDAIK 43 (1986), 7ff., 21.
Sauwan, K es- S of Abu Hummus 31 02 10N
30 15 50E
overbuilt
386 Hogarth report to EEF in 1895: 'Much dug, not much left, Saite bricks', are his comments (see ref. to P Spencer). Hogarth used the spelling 'Suan'. Covered by village and cemetery. SCA Beheira register no. 100179 (location on SCA map inexact). SoE 1:100,000 (1916).
P Spencer, in Studies on Ancient Egypt in honour of H S Smith (EES 1999), 305, 309.
Sauwan, T K es- - - - - Under this name see also under Kom Sauwan, T (452) -
Sebakh, K es- NW of Damanhur 31 05 30N
30 26 00E
levelled
287 No trace found by S R Snape during a visit to the area in 1996. Satellite images show fields at the edge of a village, with possible site remnants at 31 05 26N 30 26 25E. -
Sebakha, T el- At Es-Sebakha, Near Mansura 30 58 04N
31 21 56E
overbuilt
515 GR Town and cemetery NW of tell with Roman tombs of white limestone, rectangular, with gabled roof, used as bath by villagers, noted by Chaban. In 1912 covered only 12 feddans. Koms à Sabakh:12; Chaban, M. 1906 "Sur Le Tombeau Romain de Tell el Sebakha" in ASAE 7 (1906),17-18. Daressy ASAE 13 (1913), 184; Bietak, Tell ed Daba, II, 112.
Sebakhiya, T SW of Husseiniya 30 50 02N
31 52 52E
levelled
545 Amsterdam University survey reported the site had been almost destroyed by 1984-5. Dusty surface produced few sherds (Saite, Ptolemaic and Roman). Levelled to cultivation. Tell shows in field pattern to 2016 as a rounded shape of 60m diameter. SoE 1:25,000 series, 90/690; Brink, MDAIK 43 (1986), 7ff., 22.
Sefier, T NNW of Biyala 31 18 48N
31 10 48E
levelled
603 Perhaps the large mound, cut back to an irregular polygonal shape, that shows on 1960s CORONA images at this location. Although since levelled, its outline persisted in the field-pattern to at least 2016. The SoE 1:100,000 (1916) map shows unnamed mounds at this location.
SCA Kafr es-Sheikh register no. 090155 (with the name perhaps transferred to Tell Handuqa?)
Semasem, T el-  NE of Cairo 30 11 14N
31 20 26E
levelled
723 Levelled before 1968. SCA Qalubiya register no. 070204.
Sersana El-Shuhada 30 35 47N
30 54 02E
much reduced
640 The archaeological area is surrounded by buildings, which have encroached on the site since SCA excavations began in 1994. Visited for the EES by J. Rowland in 2005 and 2007. Details and photos Daressy, in ASAE 12 (1912), 205.
SCA No. 080104 (Menufiya) in "The Rest of the Lower Egypt Governorates" publication of the SCA (2002); See P. Wilson and J. Rowland in JEA 92 (2006), 10
Shabbas esh-Shuhada SE of Desuq 31 05 27N
30 44 41E
destroyed and overbuilt
467 Modern town on site of ancient Shabasa. Islamic cemetery on west, shown on both the 1916 and 1996 maps, might cover part of ancient mound. A small area of the mound at the SE of the town free of buildings in 2005. SoE 1:100,000 (1916); ESA map NH36-M2a; Schiestl 2010b, 7.
Shablanga 7km E of Benha 30 28 19N
31 15 36E
overbuilt
693 A town on an ancient site. A small mound remnant shows on satellite imagery (2006) at the S edge of the town. SCA Qalubiya register no. 070105.
Shagamba 6 km NW of Bilbeis 30 26 57N
31 31 20E
covered by modern graves
330 Liverpool University Delta Survey, 1983. Only small high steep-sided mound remains with sheikh's tomb and modern cemetery on top. SCA Sharqiya register 13080004. Petrie, Hyksos & Israelite Cities, 52-4; Tyldesley, Popular Archaeology July 1985, 35-6.
Shagara, K esh- N of Biyala 31 13 27N
31 12 36E
300 x 220m
(2004)
109 Satellite imagery shows the mound in the cultivated fields, clear of modern structures. Higher at NW and S, with lower centre. Path on the west and canal on the NE side. In March 2016 the whole mound was covered by test-pits, probably a prelude to disposal. SCA Kafr es-Sheikh register no. 090102.
Shahabya, El- NE of Baltim 31 34 57N
31 08 51E
overbuilt
530 Shown only as a village on SoE 1:100,000 map of 1916. Site overbuilt by the town of the same name. SCA Kafr es-Sheikh register no. 090103.
Shahedi, El- SE of Itayi el Barud 30 54 00N
30 39 22E
overbuilt
709 A village on a levelled mound. SCA Beheira register no. 100204.
Shaisha, T - - - - See Ahmar, K el- (99) -
Shaleqan 13km NNW of Giza 30 11 26N
31 09 33E
overbuilt
734 A town on an ancient site. Some clear land shows on satellite imagery (2006) at the NW. SCA Qalubiya register no. 070106.
Shalshalamun 3.25km SE of Minyet el Qamh 30 29 32N
31 22 53E
overbuilt
674 Site overbuilt by the modern town. SCA Sharqiya register no. 13140005.
Shaqafiya, T el- W Tumilat 3km S of T el Kebir 30 31 08N
31 57 45E
large in 1979
529 American magnetometer survey 1979. Roman sherds and coins. Leclant, Orientalia 48 (1979), 350.
Shaqafiya, T el- W Tumilat 20km NE of Bilbeis 30 31 14N
31 47 07E
500 x 200m
(2005)
548 Formerly a large sandy mound used as an ancient cemetery.  This area is now all cultivated. SCA Sharqiya register no. 13040085.
Shaqf, T es- 6km SE of Dahtamun 30 38 05N
31 40 01E
destroyed
542 Amsterdam University survey of 1984 reported the tell had been levelled and covered by village of El-Semek. Details SoE 1:25,000 series, 88/675; Brink, MDAIK 43 (1986), 7ff.
Sharan, K 10km SW of Abu Hummus 31 02 00N
30 13 57E
overbuilt
620 Shown as a medium-sized mound on the SoE 1:100,000 (1916) map (labelled "Saran"). Levelled and overbuilt by a village. SCA Beheira register no. 100144 (position transposed on SCA map with T. Ahad (392).
SoE 1:100,000 (1916).
Shatanuf 13km NW of Ausim 30 14 15N
31 04 30E
overbuilt
309 Ancient site completely overbuilt by a modern town. SoE 1:100,000 (1916); Plan 4 of Bietak, Tell ed-Daba, II.
Shatayein, K esh- 10km SW of Mehalla el-Kubra 30 55 10N
31 04 20E
destroyed
74 SCA inspectors told J Spencer in 1990 that this site had been destroyed. Satellite imagery (2007) shows only fields in this location. -
Shatta, T Suburb of Damietta 31 24 52N
31 51 19E
overbuilt
717 Satellite imagery (2007) shows an area of flat wasteland on the west edge of Shatta, cut by lagoons. From the northerly location, no older than Roman. SCA Daqahliya - Damietta register no. 050113.
Shehid - - - - See Dundit (507) -
Sheikh el Arab, K N of Biyala 31 17 17N
31 12 47E
overbuilt
114 Shown as a mound on SoE 1916 map, but as settlement only on the ESA 1:50,000 1996 map. CORONA images show a substantial mound of 500 x 300m clear of structures. The modern village sits directly on the former mound. Details SoE 1:100,000 (1916).
Sheikh Ibeid, K el- Just SE of Tala 30 40 06N
30 58 50E
overbuilt
36 Shown as village only on SoE 1916 map, since developed into a town.  SoE 1:100,000 (1916); ESA 1996 map NH36-I5b.

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