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H.G. Wells (1866–1946).  A Short History of the World.  1922.

158.  The Horses of S. Mark, Venice




Originally on the arch of Trajan at Constantinople, the Doge Dandalo V took them after the Fourth Crusade, to Venice, whence Napoleon I removed them to Paris, but in 1815 they were returned to Venice. During the Great War of 1914–18 they were hidden away for fear of air raids. D. McLeish



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