To find out about the Palatine Chapel in Palermo’s Norman Palace – and to learn why it has pictures of nude belly dancers on the ceiling – see my previous post, reblogged from a great blog about Sicilian history called Siquillya.
These are some more colour pictures of the ceiling. My favourite image is the man with a turban, riding a white camel. I would like to know why this black man is facing one way whilst his legs are running the other way.
To see more pictures of the beautiful chapel, follow this link to a photo gallery by Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore.