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Encyclopedia > Palazzo dei Normanni
Renaissance façade of the palace.
Renaissance façade of the palace.

The Palazzo dei Normanni is a palace in Palermo. It was the seat of the Kings of Sicily. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 535 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,536 × 1,028 pixels, file size: 425 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Palazzo dei Normanni, Palermo Renaissance wing Photographer Bernhard J. Scheuvens aka Bjs Date August 2004 Permission photographed by myself Camera Canon EOS 300V with... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 535 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,536 × 1,028 pixels, file size: 425 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Palazzo dei Normanni, Palermo Renaissance wing Photographer Bernhard J. Scheuvens aka Bjs Date August 2004 Permission photographed by myself Camera Canon EOS 300V with... For other uses, see Palermo (disambiguation). ... The following is a list of monarchs of Naples and Sicily: See also: List of Counts of Apulia and Calabria Hauteville Counts of Sicily, 1071-1130 Roger I 1071-1101 Simon 1101-1105 Roger II 1105-1130 Hauteville Kings of Sicily, 1130-1198 Roger II 1130-1154 William I 1154...


It was started in the 9th century by the Emir of Palermo and extended in the 12th century by Roger II and other Norman kings. As a means of recording the passage of time the 9th century was the century that lasted from 801 to 900. ... Italy in 1000. ... (11th century - 12th century - 13th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 12th century was that century which lasted from 1101 to 1200. ... Roger II, from Liber ad honorem Augusti of Petrus de Ebulo, 1196. ... Palazzo dei Normanni, the palace of the Norman kings in Palermo. ...


The palace contains the Cappella Palatina, by far the best example of the so-called Arab-Norman-Byzantine style that prevailed in the 12th-century Sicily. The wonderful mosaics, the wooden roof, elaborately fretted and painted, and the marble incrustation of the lower part of the walls and the floor are very fine. Of the palace itself the greater part was rebuilt and added in Spanish times, but there are some other parts of Roger's work left, specially the hall called Sala Normanna. Since 1946 the palace has housed the Sicilian Regional Assembly. Saracene arches and Byzantine mosaics complement each other within the Palatine Chapel. ... This article is about a decorative art. ...


See also

  • Cathedral of Monreale
  • Cathedral of Cefalù

The outside of the Arab-Norman cathedral is plain, except the aisle walls and three eastern apses, which are decorated with intersecting pointed arches and other ornaments inlaid in marble. ... The façade of the Duomo. ...

References

  • This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain.
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Encyclopædia Britannica, the eleventh edition The Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition (1910–1911) is perhaps the most famous edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... Image File history File links Commons-logo. ...

External links

  • Illustrations of the Cappella Palatina

Coordinates: 38°06′41″N, 13°21′11″E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


 
 

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