The Arsenal, the shipyard of the Venetian Republic, was the biggest and busiest on the planet until the finish of the seventeenth century. From its establishing in 1104, it was persistently extended, until in its prime, it utilized upwards of 16,000 laborer. Firmly watched to save the mystery creation techniques that empowered it to assemble a completely ocean prepared ship in a solitary day, the Arsenal was open by one land and one ocean approach as it were. So tight was its security that the Republic figured out how to keep its specialty of shipbuilding mystery until around 1550. Of the two lions on the left, the bigger one stood watch over the port of Piraeus, while its kindred remained out and about from Athens to Eleusis.