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Altstadt, Thuringia, Germany
 

Haus zum schwarzen Mohren / Home of the black Moors

 
 
Haus zum schwarzen Mohren / Home of the black Moors Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 26, 2013
1. Haus zum schwarzen Mohren / Home of the black Moors Marker
Inscription.  

erbaut a.d. 1569
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built 1569 A.D.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 50° 58.906′ N, 11° 1.794′ E. Marker is in Altstadt, Thuringia. Marker is on Augustinerstraße 0.1 kilometers west of Johannesstraße, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Augustinerstraße 40, Altstadt, Thuringia 99084, Germany. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Augustinian Monastery (within shouting distance of this marker); Luther Trail Points of Interest / Sehenswertes am Lutherweg (within shouting distance of this marker); General Medical Insurance Building (AOK) (within shouting distance of this marker); Childhood Home of Friedrich Wilhelm Ritschl (within shouting distance of this marker); Martin Luther (within shouting distance of this marker); Willi Münzenberg (about
Haus zum schwarzen Mohren / Home of the black Moors and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 26, 2013
2. Haus zum schwarzen Mohren / Home of the black Moors and Marker
On second floor wall, at right of photo
90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Ratsgymnasium / Council Secondary School (about 120 meters away); Functional Housing Prototype at Johannes Tower (about 120 meters away).
 
Regarding Haus zum schwarzen Mohren / Home of the black Moors. "Moor" was a generic term used by many white Europeans to denote Africans or those of African descent. In this context, the term included Muslims and non-Muslims alike. The term was even used in the United States prior to the twentieth century.
 
Also see . . .
1. House of the Black Moors. (Submitted on October 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Welcome to Erfurt: An Unspoilt Medieval German Town. Culture Trip entry (Submitted on February 4, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 772 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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