AHMAR, K EL- (443)
Not listed in SCA Beheira register. Visited by Neal Spencer for the Delta Survey in 2004, who reports as follows:
Due east of village named Ezbet Kom el-Ahmar, the original extent of this site is now very unclear: a large lake to the south may indicate the location of a now-destroyed area of the ancient mound. The remainder of the kom has been reduced almost to the level of the surrounding fields. Some areas are covered with halfa-grass, while others are water-logged and covered with salt deposits (the northern part is difficult to access due to this). Surface pottery included many body sherds, spikes and handles from late Roman amphora fragments, particularly in an open section at the northern edge of the site, where a field has recently been cut into the kom. An abandoned mud-brick structure in the centre of the site, badly eroded but with walls standing to almost their original height, is probably a modern building, though medieval pottery was noted in the surrounding area.
Photographs taken in 2004 by Neal Spencer