The Moros y Cristianos(Moors & Christians) festival is an annual celebration in Spain that reenacts the battles between Moors and Christians. It is the Christian Spaniards way of celebrating defeating the Moors, who invaded Spain in 711 AD and ruled it, until 1492.
Fold out brochure for Zorayda Castle in St. Augustine, Florida.
from the brochure: “St. Augustine, Florida Zorayda Castle world famous Moorish palace inspired by the Alhambra of Granada, Spain.” It includes a map of St. Augustine, Florida. The castle is said to have been built in 1883, by Franklin Smith but this has never been verified.
Zorayda Castle has been closed to the public for the past 8 years, for renovation. It recently opened to the public as a museum, named “Villa Zorayda”.
This figurine of a Moorish man, named “King’s Moorish Attendant”, is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art but is not on display. It has a polychromed terracotta head and wooden limbs and a body made of wire wrapped in tow. Clothed in cotton and silk garments with silver and gold metallic thread, holding a brass sword. Made in Italy. c.18th Century
Reggae superstar speaks about Prophet Noble Drew ALi in this interview from the “Know The Ledge” radio show.
This is a postcard showing the Moorish Castle that used to be on Revere Beach in Revere, Massachusetts. The castle was demolished in the late 1980’s, along with several other waterfront features that had been neglected throughout the 70’s. Revere Beach is popularly known as America’s first beach.
Here is a stock certificate for the Moorish Castle, that was sold in 1932
Princess Bey Sharet-Bey was born a real Moorish princess, according to Prophet Noble Drew Ali. She was the Grand Sheikess of Temple #24 in Atlanta, Georgia, set aside by Brother C. Kirkman-Bey and was known as a true Adept who worked with the elements.
Graphic image taken from an article written by Alexander Peters named “What did the Moors ever do for us?” The article is about the Moors great contributions to Spain. You can read the article here
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This is Temple #28 in Glassboro, NJ. The Moorish-Americans on the east coast have had many meetings, workshops and events in the Temple and on it’s property. The Grand Sheikess of this Temple is Sister H. Graves-El.