My roundtrip through Morocco
Volubilis dates from the third century BC and is situated near Meknes between Fez and Rabat in Morocco. Volubilis features the best preserved ruins in this part of northern Africa. In 1997 the site was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Volubilis was the administrative center of the province in Roman Africa. The fertile lands of the province produced many commodities such as grain and olive oil, which were exported to Rome.
That's for the history, the rest you can read here
I have noticed that wherever I go, the Romans had been there before me ! This was also the case in Morocco. The only country I haven't seen Roman architectural left overs was in the States, but maybe one day digging in their garden one will find a Roman ruin.
It is a very huge place and not very easy to walk in. There are cobble stoned little streets but still it was difficult for some people.
Storks have a good taste and choose as domicil the top of this column with a wonderful view on the lower Atlas mountains.
It was very hot this day and there is nothing to buy some water. So if ever you visit there, take water with you.
Romans had modern times, long before our modern time started. They had central heating through the floor, WC's with running water, sorts of bubble baths and in general a very comfortable life.
This is not a Roman lady, but only a curious tourist
A lot of the site was destroyed by the 1755 Lisbon (Portugal) earthquake,
But you still can see what big town it was.
These columns are just amazing
The view out of the window too !
Two of my young travel friends taking a Roman bath (since the Romans are gone the water is gone too)
and then we returned into the present, with Morrocan motor bikes, so are the little donkeys called,and a chatting couple, maybe Roman descendants ?