Volubilis main monuments

The vestiges of the site extend over four distinct areas:

Southern district:

Through the southeastgate, we enter the southernmost district whichconsists of severalresidentialunitswhose plan reveals the modesty of its occupants. Nonetheless, itcontains one of the mostbeautiful and sumptuousresidences of Volubilis, the House of Orpheus, whose plan and decor are reminiscent of the homes in the northern district of the city.

 

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The Monumental Quarter

The main roads of the city converge towards the monumental area thatcontains: The Forum, the public and administrative space, pavedwith large slabs, occupying an area of 1300 m2,. This area issurrounded by pedestalsthatsupportedhonorary statues.

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The Monumental Quarter

The Basilica, the seat of justice, whichconsists of three naves framed by columnswithCorinthiancapitals.

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The Capitol. The official temple dedicated to the Capitoline Triad: Jupiter, Juno and Minerva.

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The triumphalarchbuilt by the community in honor of the Emperor Caracalla and hismother Julia Domna. It opens on to the main street of the city: the decumanusmaximus.

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The Northeast Quarter

The northeastresidential area extendsfrom the TriumphalArch to the TangierGate. Built in Roman times, from the first century on, the homes in this area of the city offer an exceptionalregularity and are richlydecorated and carefullyordered. They are characterized by their large size, almostalwayswithgalleries laid out around an open courtyard or peristyle. The finest of them, the House of Ephebe, the House of the labors of Hercules, House of columns, and the House of Venus offermanymosaicsthat are rich in in stories.

Mosaic of the bath of Venus, the House of Venus

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West Quarter

This area, whichextends down the slope to the west of the city isseparatedfrom the rest of the city by a later enclosure. The excavations that have been carried out therereveal Roman houses, a laterneighborhoodaround the wadiKhoumane as well as an Idrisid hammam and a spa (Hamam) and several buildings of the Islamicperiod.

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Glass lamp of a lateperiod