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Splendeurs de Volubilis


Morocco is above all Marrakech, the medina of Fes and its palaces, the fortifications of Ouarzazate, the mosques and zelliges, as we shall soon see in a major exhibition at the Louvre. But Morocco also has a part of its culture inherited from the Greeks and Romans. Volubilis, near Meknès, keeps moving remains from the time of Christ, when Juba II reigned as King of Mauretania, associated and not enslaved to Rome. The villas overflowed at the time with columns, fountains and lavish mosaics. The book, which accompanies an exhibition at the MuCEM in Marseille, gives a good view of exceptional bronzes (national treasures in Morocco) that could ornate the Moroccan palaces two thousand years ago.

Splendeurs de Volubilis, Actes Sud, 2014, 190 p., €35.

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Review published in the newsletter #354 - from 10 July 2014 to 10 September 2014

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