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Volubilis

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  • Day11

    Volubilis

    January 1, 2020 in Morocco ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; it’s one of the best-preserved Roman cities in North Africa. From this vantage point, we’ll also be able to look out upon the panoramic, whitewashed vistas of the holy city of Moulay Idriss in the distance.Read more

  • Day11

    Volubilis 1

    January 1, 2020 in Morocco ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    Volubilis is a partly excavated Berber 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 (100 acres) with a 2.6 km (1.6 mi) 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.Read more

  • Day11

    Volubilis 2

    January 1, 2020 in Morocco ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Fluting in architecture consists of shallow grooves running along a surface. The term typically refers to the grooves running vertically on a column shaft or a pilaster, but need not necessarily be restricted to those two applications.Read more

  • Day11

    Volubilis 3

    January 1, 2020 in Morocco ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    The ruins remained substantially intact until they were devastated by an earthquake in the mid-18th century and subsequently looted by Moroccan rulers seeking stone for building Meknes. It was not until the latter part of the 19th century that the site was definitively identified as that of the ancient city of Volubilis. During and after the period of French rule over Morocco, about half of the site was excavated, revealing many fine mosaics, and some of the more prominent public buildings and high-status houses were restored or reconstructed. Today it 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".Read more

  • Day13

    Volubilis

    April 20, 2014 in Morocco ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Die Ruinen von Volubilis!

    Nach ihrem Sieg über Karthago eroberten die Römer auch das Berberreich Mauretanien. Volubilis war eine der zwei Hauptstädte der neuen Provinz Mauretania Tingitana.

    Volubilis ist wirklich ein idyllischer Ort. Auf den antiken römischen Säulen nisten Störche, es ist Frühling, alles blüht, und unser lokaler Führer macht eine durchaus launige Führung.

    Am Horizont erhebt sich in den Hügeln mit der Silhouette eines Dromedar-Rückens die Stadt Moulay Idriss, ein bedeutendes Wallfahrtsziel in Marokko. Idriss I., der Stadtgründer von Fes, liegt hier begraben, sein Mausoleum bildet das heilige Zentrum der Stadt.
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  • Day28

    Auf schnellsten Weg nach Meknes

    December 31, 2018 in Morocco ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Eigentlich kann man jetzt nichts herausragendes der letzten 2 Tage erzählen.
    Wir trennten uns von der Wüste und fuhren auf dem kürzesten Weg Richtung Meknès.

    Einen Zwischenstopp machten wir in Azrou, ehe wir am 30.12 einen Stopp in Meknès einlegten.
    Wir parkten und schauten uns die schöne Stadt an. Die Médina ist mit den anderen nicht vergleichbar.

    Die Nacht verbrachten wir an einem Hotel mit einem Ausblick ins Tal von den Ausgrabungen von Valubilis.
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  • Day21

    Moulay Idress

    April 29, 2016 in Morocco ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Arrived at Moulay Indress this afternoon by taxi. What a great little city this is. It sits up in the hills and is sourounded by farmland.
    The riat we are staying in is lovely and Clint and I have the penthouse right at the very top of the building. It is 5 stories up and we have to climb the stairs to get to our bedroom. The room is simple but clean and the view is amazing.
    We did a walking tour of the city this afternoon with a guide. Lucky we had a guide cause we would not have fournd our way back. He only charged us 20 MAD each for this tour and we were gone for a couple of hours. On our return we watched the lady of the house make cous cous. We then sat down for dinner with Moroccon salad and olives, bread, next course was moroccon soup which was beautiful and then main course which was a meatball targine and a the cous cous with chicken and steamed vegies. Desert was sliced oranges with cinammon on them. Suprisingly tasty. Finished of with verbena tea. Fantastic place. Loved it a lot.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Oualili, Volubilis, وليلي, ولیلی