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Roman Empire
INTRODUCTION
Africa
Numidia
Mauretania
Tingitana
Caesariensis



























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Roman Empire /
Mauretania Tingitana



From the fabulous Volubilis, Morocco
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Volubilis, Morocco.

From the fabulous Volubilis, Morocco
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Volubilis, Morocco.

Roman province of western North Africa 40-429 CE, altogether 389 years. The province covered lands of modern Morocco north of the High Atlas mountains.
The capital city was Tingis, modern Tangier. At Tingis, the governor or praeses goverened. Other important cities were Lixus and Volubilis.
The province provided the rest of the empire with purple dyes, valuable woods, garum, agricultural goods and animals, such as lions and leopards. Natives, known as Mauri, were widely recruited as soldiers.

History
40 CE: The territory, already under Roman control, is established when Mauretainia is divided into Tingitana and Caesariensis (to the east).
429: Mauretania Tingitana is conquered by the Vandals.
533: Byzantine rule is established in coastal areas north and northwest in Morocco.




By Tore Kjeilen