Sunday 9 June 2013

Volubilis, Roman Ruins and UNESCO World Heritages Site!

As you already know, Morocco has so different many faces just in one country and this is another famous one.
Volubilis, well preserved Roman ruins and one of the UNESCO World Heritages sites!

Once it was a very important Roman city in North Africa, and it had been a major city in this region until Islam arrived in Morocco.
Let's walk among the ruins and see how people lived about 2,000 years ago!

A temple for Jupiter (Zeus), Juno (Hera), and Minerva (Athen). Huge columns are the symbol of Volubilis.

Basilica. Used to be a courthouse. In ancient times, a lot of shops and houses are around here.

Triumphal arch at the time of Hadrian. This is the end of the major road of the Volubilis city.

Volubilis is very famous with its floor mosaics. You'll see Hercules, Bacchus or familiar characters in the Greek myth.

A part of public bath. Roman people loved bath, just like hammam in modern Morocco, people love to chat and spend their good time here.

Olive was grown and processed in the city, it was a very important industry, just like modern Morocco! The land is peaceful and fertile. Romans must have been so happy in this prosperous city.

Visit Volubilis with us!
Meknes and Volubilis Day Trip
Just one hour drive from Meknes, you can also visit nearby Moulay Idriss.

by Morocco Desert Palm Tours

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