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Morocco : Volubilis Ruins

Volubilis is between Fes and Meknes and was declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1997. These Roman ruins are the largest and best preserved in Morocco, even if you are not usually a fan of looking at ruins and museums these should not be missed. They are in a word, incredible. Mosaics have been preserved to their former glory, there is a House of Columns still intact and a preserved remains of a Muslim female corpse! Volubilis covers 40 hectares of ruins and relics of the Roman lifestyle in the second and third centuries AD, they were still excavating and learning more on our visit in May 2001. There are guides at the entrance who will show you around and talk you through the different areas, however make sure that they are from the organisation, speak your language and settle a price before you set off. Other than the ruins there are some stunning views of the valley towards Meknes and the immediate area has some excellent picnic spots.

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ruins at Volubilis
ruins at Volubilis
ruins at Volubilis

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