Monday, November 23, 2015

The Blue Room in Palermo

The “Arab Decor Room” – also known as “Blue Room” or “Blue Mosque” – was rediscovered a few years ago when owners started renovating an apartment inside a 1700s building in Palermo, Italy. They found blue walls decorated with silver writings in Arabic. There are various theories about the room. It  is somehow connected to Islamic culture. Palermo was under Arab rule from 831 to 1072 during the Emirate of Sicily when the city first became a capital. Arabists and archaeologists at the University of Bonn claim that in the Middle Ages the chamber may have been the secret chapel of an occultist or magician connected to Arab Freemasonry.









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