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Volubilis

Volubilis is site of the largest and best-preserved Roman ruins in Morocco, declared a Unesco World Hertage site in December 1997. The most amazing features are the stunning mosaics, which have been left in their original locations.




House of Venus (marked by a single cypress tree)
House of Venus (marked by a single cypress tree)
Diana and the Bathing Nymphs (House of Venus)
Diana and the Bathing Nymphs (House of Venus)
t6%2f89%2f80289%2f4%2f79740815.Fhrrb6NV.jpg the Decumanus, linking Tangier Gate and the Triumphal Arch
the Decumanus, linking Tangier Gate and the Triumphal Arch
Tangier Gate, the only out of a total of eight which remains standing
Tangier Gate, the only out of a total of eight which remains standing
off the street are the ruins of many fine houses, the fronts are rented to shopkeepers
off the street are the ruins of many fine houses, the fronts are rented to shopkeepers
Gordian Palace
Gordian Palace
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Knight's House
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a mosaic with vignettes of most of the Labors of Hercules (House of the Labours of Hercules)
a mosaic with vignettes of most of the Labors of Hercules (House of the Labours of Hercules)
Birth of Hercules
Birth of Hercules
youth Hercules
youth Hercules
t6%2f89%2f80289%2f4%2f79820038.EbQP75Jk.jpg Hercules' 5th Labour
Hercules' 5th Labour
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columns with twisted fluting and composit capitals
columns with twisted fluting and composit capitals
a huge peristyle courtyard with a circular pool (House of Columns)
a huge peristyle courtyard with a circular pool (House of Columns)
Triumphal Arch
Triumphal Arch
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plantations of cereals and olive trees
plantations of cereals and olive trees
t6%2f89%2f80289%2f4%2f79861376.MLgLglyy.jpg the Chariot Jumper (House of the Athlete)
the Chariot Jumper (House of the Athlete)
Basilica
Basilica
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t6%2f89%2f80289%2f4%2f79861379.YUpRqUbS.jpg The Capitol of the original building; only the foundations remain
The Capitol of the original building; only the foundations remain
birdies making their home on the columns
birdies making their home on the columns
on their guard
on their guard
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columns of differing styles, including spirals (House of Columns)
columns of differing styles, including spirals (House of Columns)
reconstruction of an olive press, showing the baskets used for pressing the olives
reconstruction of an olive press, showing the baskets used for pressing the olives
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Orpheus strumming his lyre (House of Orpheus)
Orpheus strumming his lyre (House of Orpheus)
columns with twisted fluting & composite capitals (House of Columns)
columns with twisted fluting & composite capitals (House of Columns)
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hot and  tired
hot and tired