TIL that in 828 Venice needed a new patron saint, they managed to discretely steal the body of St. Mark in Alexandria from the Abbasid Caliphate by hiding him in a shipment labeled ‘Pork’ so that the guards (who followed Islam) wouldn’t be able to open it.

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TIL that in 828 Venice needed a new patron saint, they managed to discretely steal the body of St. Mark in Alexandria from the Abbasid Caliphate by hiding him in a shipment labeled ‘Pork’ so that the guards (who followed Islam) wouldn’t be able to open it. submitted by /u/fbi-please-open-door
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