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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.

 
Location. 50° 58.906′ N, 11° 1.794′ E. Marker is in Erfurt, 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 39-40, Erfurt, Thuringia 99084, Germany.
 
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 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Erfurt.
 
Regarding Haus zum schwarzen Mohren / Home of the black Moors. "Moor" was a generic term used by many white Europeans
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
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. (Submitted on October 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 702 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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