Tuesday, July 13- Sunday, August 8, 2021

A Jewish village dating to the Roman period in the Golan

Come help us this summer excavate the ancient rural settlement of Majduliyya in the Golan. The main occupation level is from a Jewish village dating to the Roman period (1st–early 4th centuries C.E.). 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, we will expand the excavation of the Roman-period synagogue, including a mosaic floor and auxiliary rooms to the north. We will also excavate in the area of a pottery kiln, where evidence for the production of common cooking vessels was uncovered. In addition, we 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.

Our staff of experienced archaeologists is easy-going, calm, and good-natured, and we look forward to you joining us this summer.


Geographic Location

Golan, Israel

Periods of Occupation

Roman, Mamluk

Dates of the Dig

Tuesday, July 13- Sunday, August 8, 2021

Minimum Stay

One Week

Application Due

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Academic Credit/Cost per Credit/Institution

If you need credit points for your studies, please contact us in advance so that if any paperwork or further information is required, we can prepare it in advance.


Housing is available in the area. There is a camping option with tents a 20 minute walk from the site at the Natur Ecological Farm.

Open For Tours

Yes - by appointment


600 NIS/week room and board — airfare not included


Mechael Osband

Mechael Osband is a Research Fellow in the Institute of Archaeology at the University of Haifa.


Dr. Mickey Osband
Natur 1291500
Phone: 0505690989
[email protected]