Photo of the Week – Volubilis

Volubilis was founded in the 3rd century B.C. It was once an important outpost of the ancient Roman empire. Now, it is the site of the most important Roman ruins in Morocco. It is situated near Meknes between Fes and Rabat. The Archaeological Site of Volubilis is a UNESCO World Heritage site, listed for being “an exceptionally well preserved example of a large Roman colonial town on the fringes of the Empire”. We were amazed at how well preserved the ruins were. They were mostly intact until they were destroyed by an earthquake in the mid-18th century then looted by Moroccan rulers looking for stone to build Meknes.Volubilis

We visited Volubilis while travelling from Rabat to Fes. It offered a fascinating peek into the ancient Roman lives but the heat was unbearable. Oh, and we also met some fellow South Africans there with whom we shared our Moroccan experiences thus far.Volubilis

Do you love to travel?

Sign up now and receive an email whenever there is a new post.

I agree to have my personal information transfered to MailChimp ( more information )

I will never give away, trade or sell your email address. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Leave a comment:

1 comment
Click here to add a comment

Leave a comment:


Read previous post:
Impalas in Kruger National Park
Bush adventures – Kruger National Park

My husband and I are bush (safari) addicts. We travel to game reserves, utilising any opportunity we get. Armed with...

Close