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Columns of San Marco are two giant columns made of granite, located right in front of the sea in St. Mark's Square.
Initially there were three columns , however, during unloading, one of the three columns sank. The columns are decorated with images of the patron saints of Venice – Saint Theodore (the first guardian of the city) and a winged lion (symbol of the Apostle Mark).
The marble silhouette of Saint Theodore was composed of two parts – the portrait of Mithridates of Pontus was placed on a Roman torso during the period of Emperor Hadrian.
Previously, executions were carried out between both pillars.
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Topic: Columns of San Marco in Italy, Venice resort.