Israel is the birthplace of the Jewish people. It is in this country that a significant part of the extensive history of the Israelites was enacted. Israel is recorded in the Bible as a specific place, chosen by God Himself, to be His own and who laid out the boundaries of Israel. Israel’s cultural, religious and national identity as well as the physical presences have developed throughout the centuries. Archeological studies in Israel reveals the historical connection between the Jewish people as set forth in the Bible, unearthing what remains of the cultural heritage of the Jewish people.