First known as Byzantium, then as Constantinople, the city links Europe and Asia and is built on both sides of the Bosphorus Strait. The city was the site of several church councils, and the Church of Hagia Sophia, the largest Chiristian church for 1000 years. Topkapi Place was the residence of The Ottoman Sultans the seat of the Ottoman Empire for 400 years. The Istanbul Archaeology Museum includes Israel’s Gezer Calendar, inscriptions of Temple warnings of death to intruders which written on the wall of the Court of Gentiles, and from Hezekiah’s Tunnel (City of David), a sarcophagus with depictions of Alexander the Great, inscription to the “unknown god”.