Volubilis

Local nameVolubilis وليلي‎
LocationOualili ⵡⴰⵍⵉⵍⵉ وليلي, Morocco

Volubilis is a partly excavated Berber and Roman city in Morocco situated near the city of Meknes, and commonly considered as the ancient capital of the kingdom of Mauretania. Built in a fertile agricultural area, it developed from the 3rd century BC onward as a Berber, then proto-Carthaginian, settlement before being the capital of the kingdom of Mauretania. It grew rapidly under Roman rule from the 1st century AD onward and expanded to cover about 42 hectares with a 2.6 km circuit of walls. The city gained a number of major public buildings in the 2nd century, including a basilica, temple and triumphal arch. Its prosperity, which was derived principally from olive growing, prompted the construction of many fine town-houses with large mosaic floors.

The city fell to local tribes around 285 and was never retaken by Rome because of its remoteness and indefensibility on the south-western border of the Roman Empire.

Tags RuinsUNESCOArchaeological Site
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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volubilis

Official Website http://www.sitedevolubilis.org/

Coordinates 34°4'14.89" N -5°33'11.719" E

Tours and activities: Volubilis

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