Volubilis is a ruined Roman capital of Mauritania Tingitana in modern Morocco; it is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Faculty and students from St. Louis Community College visited the site on May 14, 2014.


Capital among the ruins of Volubilis.

Olive oil press restored at Volubilis.


Roman mosaic of the abduction of Hylas by the nymphs, at Volubilis.

Closeup of the mosaic of the abduction of Hylas by the nymphs, at Volubilis.

Roman mosaic of Diana and her nymph surprised by Actaeon while bathing, from the House of Venus at Volubilis.

Closeup of the mosaic of Diana and her nymph surprised by Actaeon while bathing, from the House of Venus at Volubilis.

Mosaic from the House of the Athlete or Desultor, located near the forum, portrays a man riding backward holding a cup. This may be an athlete or acrobat riding a donkey backwards.


Closeup of mosaic from the House of the Athlete or Desultor, located near the forum, portrays a man riding backward holding a cup. This may be an athlete or acrobat riding a donkey backwards.


Mosaic with representations of Dionysos and a manaed.

Closeup of the mosaic at Volubilis with representations of Dionysos and a manaed.

Orpheus mosaic at Volubilis


Orpheus mosaic animals including an owl in the tree at Volubilis.



Geometric patterns at Volubilis.


Mosaic floor with panels related to the labors of Hercules at Volubilis.


Hercles defeats the Stymphalian birds in a floor mosaic at Volubilis.


Hercules wrestles the Cretan Bull in a mosaic floor at Volubilis.

Mosaic floor with dophins at Volubilis.


Detail of the dolphin mosaic at Volubilis.


Mosaic with a fish and eel at Volubilis.


Closeup of the mosaic of fish at Volubilis.


Geometric mosaic at Volubilis.


Closeup of the geometric mosaic at Volubilis.


Geometric mosaic at Volubilis.

Geometric mosaic at Volubilis.

Mosaic along the edge of a pool at Volubilis.

Closeup of the sea horse mosaic along the edge of a pool at Volubilis.

Mosaic of sea horses and sea lions at Volubilis.

Closeup of the mosaic of a sea lion at Volubilis.

Mosaic of Dionysos and the sleeping Ariadne from the House of the Ephebe at Volubilis.

Closeup of the mosaic of Dionysos and the sleeping Ariadne from the House of the Ephebe at Volubilis.

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