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St. Maurice was an Egyptian from Thebes in Upper Egypt. His Egyptian origin is stressed by the Coptic Greek name “Maurikios”, which appears in the papyri, & is identical with the later Roman name “Mauritius”, according to G. Heuser in his Personennamen der Kopten.In fact, the name is found in epitaphs of the Ptolemaic Egypt & Egyptian Christian periods, & is still used as a personal name in Egypt’s Coptic community. The oldest surviving image that depicts St Maurice as a Black African.
Matthias Grünewald - Saints Erasmus und Maurice (C. 1520/1524). Panel depicting the encounter between St. Maurice, leader of the Theban legion, and St. Erasmus. St. Maurice was the church's patron saint, as well as the patron saint of the Holy Roman Empire; St. Erasmus that of the royal house, from which Albrecht of Brandenburg stemmed. Erasmus is here portrayed with Albrecht's likeness.
St. Maurice was an Egyptian from Thebes in Upper Egypt. His Egyptian origin is stressed by the Coptic Greek name "Maurikios", which appears in the papyri, and is identical with the later Roman name "Mauritius", according to G. Heuser in his Personennamen der Kopten. Roman Christendom: Saint Maurice: martyr, black saint and Knight Commander of the martyred Theban Legion...
St. Mauritius (also Saint Maurice, Moritz, Morris, or Mauritius) was a European Moor who was the leader of the legendary Roman Theban Legion in the 3rd century. His has been the Patron Saint of many European countries for centuries now. This depiction is one completed by Austrian master painter Marx Reichlich (1460–1520),
Interesting...."Imagine the summer of 1905. At the races at Auteuil (near Paris) a woman appeared wearing trousers in public for the first time. Her name is unknown, but this is a picture of her. Police men had to protect her against the curiosity and outrage of the crowd. The incident dominated the newspapers for days on end."
The meeting of St Erasmus and St Mauritius, 1517-23, by Mathis Grunewald
Newly found tablet in a previously unknown language lists the names of women (who were not Assyrians) as workers to the Ziyaret Tepe palace in the ancient Assyrian city of Tušhan over 2500 years ago. Their names were inscribed in cuneiform characters on the clay tablet shown above, which was baked in an accidental fire at the governor's palace around 700 BC.