Age of Empires

The Age of Empires tour is our most popular tour with schools and Jewish institutions, and that is because of the centrality of the topic to Jewish History and Tanach. The Assyrian and Babylonian Empires left a lasting impact upon us: The Assyrian Empire destroyed and exiled the Kingdom of Israel and the Ten Tribes, and the Babylonian Empire destroyed the First Temple. We are called “Jews” because of the kingdom of Judah.

This tour serves as a general introduction to the Ancient Near East. It explores the geopolitical context of the finals kings of Israel and Judah, and brings to life the devastating impact of our encounter with Assyria and Babylon.

It is possible to review some of these topics in one 45-75 min. However, to fully benefit from what this program has to offer in the virtual sphere, it is recommended to split it into three separate units of 45-60 min, for better focus and retention. (1) Overview of the region: Introduction to the Ancient Near East, understanding the geography and geopolitics of the period (2) Assyria and the fall of Israel (3) Babylon and the fall of Judah.
Each unit is priced separately, and there are package deals.

Target Audience:

Schools, community, general audience. Very relevant for Jewish middle school and high school curriculum

Related to:

Second Half of the First Temple period (Bayit Rishon): Melachim, Yirmiyahu, Yeshayahu, etc; Destruction of the Temple - Tisha b’Av; Galut;

Ancient Near East, Cradle of Civilization, Urban Revolution, Regional Kingdoms and Empires of the Iron Age: Aram, Phoenicia, Egypt, Assyria, Babylon.


~2 hours

Price Range (*Private)


The faculty of the Ramaz Upper School Bible Department really enjoyed our 3 hour session with Nachliel...He tailored the tour to specific areas of our Bible Curriculum as per our request and was interesting and entertaining throughout! I highly recommend the tour for both educators and non-educators alike!

Mrs. Miriam Krupka

Dean of Faculty, Tanakh Department Chair, The Ramaz Upper School

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