Mosaic of the Labours of Hercules in Volubilis

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Carole Raddato
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published on 12 December 2022

This mosaic depicts the twelve labours the demigod Hercules had to perform as penance for killing his wife and children. It decorated the triclinium (dining room) of the so-called House of the Labours of Hercules in Volubilis (modern-day Morocco). The house was palatial, with 41 rooms covering an area of 2,000 m² (22,000 sq ft). The mosaic has been heavily restored.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2022, December 12). Mosaic of the Labours of Hercules in Volubilis. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16792/mosaic-of-the-labours-of-hercules-in-volubilis/

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Raddato, Carole. "Mosaic of the Labours of Hercules in Volubilis." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 12 Dec 2022. Web. 02 Feb 2023.

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