(The Moorish king Caspar)by Hendrick Heerschop (1626– 1690)Since the seventh century in the Western Church, the Magi have been identified as Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar.However the earliest tradition is inconsistent as to the number of the Magi. The Eastern tradition favored twelve Magi. In the West, several of the early Church fathers — including Origen, St. Leo the Great and St. Maximus of Turin — accepted three Magi.
giant Moorish statue on front of a building in Germany. It is surprising the large numbers of Moorish/African figures and paintings across Europe. And, in-case anyone try to explain this away by saying that Black figures appeared there because of slavery, would be a lie. Who would make slaves their Patron Saint? Or to use them as emblems on coats of arms, flags, etc...?? They don't appear in the Americas, or the Caribbean, places where vast more Black slaves were kept.
The Moors - Although generations of Spanish rulers have tried to expunge this era from the historical record, recent archeology and scholarship now shed fresh light on the Moors who flourished in Al-Andalus for more than 700 years – from 711 AD until 1492. The Moorish advances in mathematics, astronomy, art, and agriculture helped propel Europe out of the Dark Ages and into the Renaissance.
Very Rare image of Henry II (972-1024) King of Italy and Germany also Holy Roman Emperor during the time of the Ottonian Dynasty. From the Sacramentary of Henry II (1002 -1014). Undeniable proof of so called black presence throughout Europe.
"il Nigrita" | 16th century bust by Italian artist Antonio Emmanuele | [on display at Basilica of Santa Maggiore, Rome, Italy]. The bust suggest an esteemed Moorish noble of Greek origin from the Greek region of Nigrita.