The Normans in Sicily
Royal Art and Architecture
'Some royal Norman churches were built on the remains of Islamic sites.'
The religious architecture of the Norman court can be seen in a number of churches that were built around existing structures from the Islamic period.
Remains of an Islamic building in the complex of the church of San Giovanni degli Eremiti

Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Structural remains from the Islamic period can be seen in the south wall of the church, which was used as a burial place for court dignitaries.