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Moorish boy in Moors & Christians parade

Moorish boy participating in one of the many Moors & Christians parades, in Spain.

Moorish figurine coin tray

Cold painted bronze Moorish figurine coin tray. Found in Austria. Date unknown.

Moorish horseman print

Wood engraving on paper antique print. The caption written in French, translates to “Moorish horseman, etching by Etienne Belle (St. della Bella)”. Made c.1880’s. 5″ by 5″

Coat of arms of Alcanadre La Rioja, Spain

Coat of arms of Alcanadre. La Rioja, Spainmsa
Coat of arms of Alcanadre La Rioja, Spain showing heads of slain Moors.

Moorish architecture in Chicago’s Gold Coast Historic District

Moorish building known as the “Lucius B. Mantonya Flats”, located in Chicago’s Gold Coast Historic District. Said to have been built in 1887.

“The Pass Of the Moor’s Sigh” in Granada, Spain

In the Alpujarras, near the peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountains is a pass overlooking Granada called,‘El Puerto del Suspiro del Moro’(the Pass of the Moor’s Sigh).
This name is based on the story of ‘The Moor’s Last Sigh’ about how when the last Moorish Sultan of Granada, Abu Abdullah Muhammad XII was forced to leave the Emirate of Granada, he looked back from the mountain pass at what had been lost, and let out a deep sigh.
This is based on the story of the defeat of the Moors in Spain and the surrender of the last Moorish governed city in Spain, on January 2, 1492.

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