An Arab-Norman-Greek-Byzantine Star

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Every inch of the Cappella Palatina is embellished with intricate mosaics of inlaid marble, colorful stones, and golden glass tiles. This detail illustrates the multi-cultural mix (Norman, Arab, Greek, and Byzantine) that existed during Roger II’s 12th-century rule, when the Palazzo dei Normanni’s chapel was built.

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  1. Beautiful! And I love the many cultures that contributed to the art. -Dana

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