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Volubilis was on the far west of the Roman Empire in present day Morocco. Situated overlooking the plain of Meknes, Volubilis was an important city trading in wheat, olive oil and wine. The excavated villas of Volubilis have many mosaics, some with an African flovour depicting elephants.

There is a comical mosaic depicting God Dionysus or Bacchus riding a mule whilst facing the wrong way. This was a warning of the excesses of drink.

The Roman mosaics also include...
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