cerebral museum

Volubilis (ancient Roman ruins), Morocco

Posted in Uncategorized by Cassandra on April 4, 2010

Half the reason I decided to stay in Meknés was to be able to visit Volubilis. It’s the site of ancient Roman ruins, built sometime around 3000 BC. Some of the fallen pillars have been righted after earthquakes in the past 500 years and I hear that a good amount of marble was stolen to build Meknés in the 18th century. Still, it was a definite sight to see. Blew my mind that so many of the floor mosaics and walls are still standing after 5000+ years.

Volubilis, Morocco

(Sidenote: going to go back and add maps to travel posts.)

basilica remains

basilica

acrobat on horse

arc de triomphe

ancient olive oil mechanics

seasons mosaic

There are storks that nest at the top of one of the columns. You can kind of see it in the shot above. It started to rain just as I was leaving. Decided to walk the mile or so to Moulay Idriss. The clouds were moving fast and the sun was setting and the air was feeling electric. Blows my mind to think about the history of this place. Started pouring later on but still it was warm outside.

I caught a quiet train the next day to Fez, which lies a couple of hours further East .

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