SanGiovanni(degli)Eremiti.PalermoSicily.ByzantineDomes.BernhardJScheuvens.800

San Giovanni degli Eremiti, Palermo, Sicily features Byzantine domes, and reminds us that Sicily was an outpost of the Eastern Roman Empire, based in Constantinople, starting in 535, after the Vandals had overrun Rome. Greek gradually replaced Latin and Orthodoxy prevailed, until an Islamic army conquered the island in 902. (Bernhard J. Scheuvens)

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