Lion of St. Mark Relief at Old Fortress in Corfu, Greece - Encircle Photos

26 Lion of St. Mark Relief at Old Fortress in Corfu, Greece

Most of the Old Fortress was reconstructed while Corfu was protected by the United Kingdom. However, there is still plenty of evidence of the occupation by the Most Serene Republic of Venice from 1386 until 1797. A classic example is this relief of the Winged Lion of St. Mark. This symbol of Saint Mark the Evangelist was emblazoned on their flag and coat of arms. It is still used by the region of Veneto and Venice, its capital city.

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Agoniston Politechniou, Kerkira 491 00, Greece

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