July 2 - July 27, 2023

A Jewish village dating to the Roman period in the Golan

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.



Geographic Location


Dates of the Dig

July 2 - July 27, 2023

Minimum Stay

3 Days

Application Due

Friday, March 31, 2023

Academic Credit/Cost per Credit/Institution

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.


Cost determined by housing


Mechael Osband: University of Haifa.


Dr. Mechael Osband
[email protected]

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