Also, the four horses or quadriga on the façade of the San Marco Basilica are copies and the originals are displayed inside. It is said to be the only surviving ancient quadriga.
"It was looted by Venetian Crusaders in the Fourth Crusade of 1204 and placed on the terrace of the basilica. In 1797, Napoleon carried the quadriga off to Paris but in 1815 the horses were returned to Venice. Due to the effects of atmospheric pollution, the original quadriga was retired to a museum and replaced with a replica in the 1980s."
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