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In 828 merchants from Venice stole from Alexandria the remains of

In 828 merchants from Venice stole from Alexandria the remains of


In 828, merchants from Venice stole from Alexandria the remains of the apostle St.

Tomasso Rangone, a patron of the arts in Venice, and the Guardian Grande of a large confraternity in Venice.

Gentile Bellini and Giovanni Bellini, Saint Mark Preaching in Alexandria, 1507, Milan, Italy (Image from Artstor).

Legend has it that two Venetian merchants stole the remains of St. Mark the Evangelist from Alexandria in the 9th Century. Once the saint's relics were ...

St. Marks body enroute to Venice from Alexandria

StMarkCathAlex.jpg. An interior view of St. Mark's Cathedral in Alexandria

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Tintoretto: The Stealing of the Body of St Mark Accademia, Venice

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A mosaic of St Marks body welcomed into Venice, at St Mark's Basilica, Venice.

Paolo Veneziano: The discovery of the relics of St Mark Basilica di San Marco, Venice

Election of the Doge Agnello Perticiago - miniature fifteenth century, Marciana Library

Transfer of St. Mark in Procession to the Basilica. All Photos Despina Siolas,

The Stealing of St. Mark's Body, Chapel of San Clemente, Basilica of San Marco, 12th century, (Image provided by UMW Slide Library).

Finding of the Body of Saint Mark by Tintoretto

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St. mark's gospel St. Theodore was the patron saint of Venice before the relics of Saint Mark.

Relics of Saint Mark[edit]

Mark the Evangelist

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Sarcophagus of Saint Mark

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Mark the Evangelist by Andrea Mantegna, 1450.

Detail of the gable showing Venice's patron apostle St. Mark with angels. Underneath is a winged lion, the symbol of the saint and of Venice.

St. Mark's Basilica was the first church created in Venice located in the Doge's Palace in 828. It has been said that Venetian merchants stole the body of ...

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Abduction of St. Mark's relics.

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... is the winged lion, the Lion of Saint Mark. Inscription: PAX TIBI MARCE EVANGELISTA MEVS. The same lion is also symbol of Venice (on illustration)

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Figure 1: Historic map of Venice by Piri Reis in the Kitab al-Bahriye (Book of Navigation). (Source).

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The stone, once near the tomb of St. Mark, St. Apollonia in today, with the symbols of the royal family of Philip II The sun of Verghina

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An icon of Saint Mark the Evangelist, 1657.

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Mark the Evangelist looking at the lion, c.823.

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Alexander the Great Founding Alexandria by Placido Costanzi (1736-1737)

Ancient view of Constantinople and the Dardanelles, Venice, 1687.

A Lion of San Marco from a 19th century monument on Campo Manin, Venice

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A Lion of St. Mark on the Torre dell'Orologio in Piazza San Marco

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Lorenzo Quinn's installation on the Grand Canal at the Venice Biennale last year

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The Washing of the Feet by Tintoretto

Venezia, The Show of Venice, at Teatro San Gallo

A painted miniature in an Armenian Gospel manuscript from 1609, held by the Bodleian Library.

Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta from the lagoon.

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The martyrdom of Saint Mark. Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry (Musée Condé, Chantilly), c. 1412 and 1416.