The extensive city of Volubilis was built two thousand years ago when this part of North Africa was a province of Imperial Rome. Prior to the arrival of the Romans, the site had long been in use, as tablets found here can be dated back to the 3rd century B.C. and the time of the Carthaginians. Your visit will include the House of Orpheus complex, believed to have been a wealthy merchant's mansion, the Public Baths, the Basilica and the impressive Triumphal Arch erected to honour the Emperor Caracalla. Volubilis is best known for the variety and beauty of its mosaic floors (such as those shown below), discovered in the early 20th century and allowed to remain in situ.