This Berber city was the end of the road south for the Roman Empire. Volubilus was considered the capital of the Mauritania empire and major olive growing region. It was started in the 3rd century BC and grew rapidly during the 1st century AD. Many public olive presses remain onsite. The olives and oils were traded and sold throughout Africa and imported to the empire across the strait of Gibraltar and out of the port towns to be traded throughout the Mediterranean.