Construction of Porta di Terra

  In 1460, the Arsenal of Venice had its gate completed.  The gate is known as the Porta di Terra, and it was the first structure in Venice to use classical style architecture, moving away from the Gothic architecture that had dominated the city.  The Porta di Terra even includes statues of the Roman Pantheon, which is rather curious considering Christianity was the dominant religion in Venice at that moment in time. Later in 1572, a lion was added to the top to commerate the Venetian victory in the Battle of Lepanto.  Source: The Porta di Terra. (n.d.). Retrieved February 09, 2017, from This file is made available under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.  

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