Fez and the Middle Atlas Travel Guide

Fez and the Middle Atlas Sights

House of the Ephebus

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Published 03/20/2009

Fodor's Review

The ancient town's greatest mansions and mosaics line the Decumanus Maximus from the town brothel north to the Tangier Gate, which leads out of the enclosure on the uphill end. One of the most famous is the House of the Ephebus, just west of the Triumphal Arch, named for the nude ivy-crowned bronze sculpture discovered here (now on display in Rabat). The cenacula, or banquet hall, has colorful mosaics with Bacchic themes. Opposite the House of the Ephebus is the House of the Dog, where a bronze canine statue was discovered in 1916 in one of the rooms off the triclinium, a large dining room.

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Volubilis, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Published 03/20/2009


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