Help excavate the ancient rural settlement of Majduliyya in the Golan. The main occupation level is from a Jewish village dating to the Roman period (first-early fourth centuries CE). A smaller later occupation dates to the medieval period. The main goal of this excavation is to characterize, examine, and research the daily life of the common people in a rural setting and the socio-economic relationships with the surrounding settlements.
In the coming season, the team will expand the excavation of the Roman-period synagogue, including a mosaic floor and auxiliary rooms to the north. They will also excavate in the area of a pottery kiln, where evidence for the production of common cooking vessels was uncovered. In addition, they will dig in residential areas in the middle of the settlement and on the northern slope as well as olive presses on the outskirts of the site.
July 2 - July 27, 2023
Friday, March 31, 2023
Contact for more details
Volunteer accommodations and associated costs can be arranged with local host families. Contact the project for suggested housing options, if needed. We will provide breakfast at the site.
Mechael Osband: University of Haifa.