2020 Season: Postponed due to coronavirus



Over the last few days, the government of Israel has introduced increasingly strict quarantine guidelines for a number of countries. Visitors from these countries are now required to self-quarantine for 14 days and if not possible, will be denied entrance into Israel.

So, after much deliberation and in compliance with the new restrictions, we are regretfully cancelling the excavation as the majority of our team is coming from countries with these restrictions.

This is upsetting news for all of us, as we know how excited you all are, and how much effort you have put into joining us.

We are hopeful that the number of coronavirus cases and the restrictions in place will ease over the next few months and so we are considering re-opening the excavation at a later date.

We will keep you updated in regards to another season of Tel Moa as things progress, and we do hope that we get the chance to meet you all! We are deeply saddened that this is our only option but we must follow the government instructions and prioritize the health and safety of all our participants.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at any time by emailing mozaexcavations@gmail.com or using the contact us form available on the website.

Kindest regards,

The Tel Moa Excavation Team

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Getting to and from the Hotel 

We will arrange for transportation from Ben-Gurion airport in Tel Aviv on Saturday, March 21. Please book a flight that arrives at Ben-Gurion no later than 14:00. We will arrange for transport back to Ben-Gurion airport on Friday morning, April 3, so you should schedule your return flight from Ben Gurion no earlier than 11:00.



We will stay at the Tzuba Hotel located in Kibbutz Tzuba, situated approximately 10 km west of Jerusalem. It is a convenient 10-minute drive to the site of Tel Moẓa, 20 minutes from Jerusalem, and 45 minutes from Tel Aviv.

Kibbutz Tzuba is nestled in the beautiful and serene scenery of the Judean Hills and surrounded by beautiful walking paths. There is a convenience store at the kibbutz, in which you can stock up on snacks and other necessities.

Accommodation is three people per suite, which consists of a bedroom (two beds) a living room (1 couch) and a bathroom/shower. Suits include a TV, safe, balcony, and kitchen equipped with microwave, refrigerator, kettle, tea and coffee. All suits have WiFi. The expedition administration will be in charge for making the list of people for each room.

Note: Team Members will be engaged in all types of archaeological activities, as needed.

Work includes hard physical labor (working with pickaxe and hoe, moving dirt), light physical work (delicate excavation with small tools and brushes, sifting), pottery washing and documentation. Consideration will be given to individual capabilities and preferences, but this is not guaranteed.


Payment Information

Fee Per Person:

  • Including weekend (Friday night, March 27) accommodation – $1785 (USD)

  • Without weekend (Friday night, March 27) accommodation – $1700 (USD)

Note that if you choose to make your own arrangements for the weekend you will need to vacate your room on Friday morning (March 27) and return by Saturday night (March 28).


Price Includes:

Cost includes participation in the dig, air conditioned furnished rooms (up to 3 people in a two-room unit), with toilets and showers and daily cleaning and towel change; full board (except for the weekend); free Wi-Fi 24-hours internet access within intended areas on the hotel premises; transportation to the site and back on working days and transportation to special tours, which will be arranged from time to time; academic lectures.

Price Does Not Include: Flights to and from Israel, health insurance, Friday and Saturday dinners and Saturday lunch.


2020 Season Schedule

Daily Schedule

*Tours and lectures will be posted before the season begins *On days with guided tours we will leave for the tour directly from the site and no lecture will be held in the evening