The state of Israel is geographically located in Asia. The majority of its population is Jewish. The total area within its borders is 27.817 km². Located at the intersection of Asia and Africa, Israel is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Lebanon and Syria to the north, Jordan to the east, Egypt and Palestine to the south.
8 years ago, a basilica was found at a depth of 1.5-2 meters off the lake shore in the Iznik district of Bursa. Underwater archaeological excavations have been initiated and new discoveries are being made in research.
One of only three papyri from that era that have survived is a letter “to Ishmael” that was scrawled in ancient Hebrew script about 2,700 years ago.
The Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologist Kfir Arbiv has recently conducted fresh research that suggests the Roman army may have placed at least some of its artillery in Cats Square.
The flint arrowhead found during recent excavations at Mount Zion is the smallest complete object of its kind ever found in Jerusalem.