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The Roman Ruins of Volubilis

The Roman ruins of Volubilis is a testament that the area was once a progressive city that held power and might. The imposing pillars and arches show grandeur of Roman architectural style. The ruins are reminders that the Romans were there, settled, conquered it – and vanished.

Today, the Roman ruins of Volubilis looks like this from afar.

The Roman Ruins of Volubilis in Morocco.

The Roman Ruins of Volubilis in Morocco.

It is settled right in the middle of a fertile agricultural area.

The Roman Ruins of Volubilis in Morocco.

The Roman Ruins of Volubilis in Morocco.

This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997.

The Roman Ruins of Volubilis in Morocco.

The Roman Ruins of Volubilis in Morocco.

Martin Scorsese, in his film, “The Last Temptation of Christ”, featured this archaeological site.

The Roman Ruins of Volubilis in Morocco.

The Roman Ruins of Volubilis in Morocco.

The pillars are still intact and stand proudly like they were before.

The Roman Ruins of Volubilis in Morocco.

The Ruins of Volubilis in Morocco.

The mosaics look faded but their beauty is still obviously evident.

The Roman Ruins of Volubilis in Morocco.

The Ruins of Volubilis in Morocco.

The walls may have gone but the tall arches still command grace.

The Roman Ruins of Volubilis in Morocco.

The Ruins of Volubilis in Morocco.

And beauty.

The Roman Ruins of Volubilis in Morocco.

The Roman Ruins of Volubilis in Morocco.

The best thing about visiting here is that, unlike any other Roman ruins around the world, this one has few people going around. In fact, there only 4 of us here on the day we went.

The Roman Ruins of Volubilis in Morocco.

The Roman Ruins of Volubilis in Morocco.

And oh, we had these fowls as company, too.

The Roman Ruins of Volubilis in Morocco.

The Ruins of Volubilis in Morocco.

There were no souvenir-selling vendors, no fake guides and annoying touts at the entrance. We met two children grazing their donkeys inside this old, shattered city.

The Roman Ruins of Volubilis in Morocco.

The Ruins of Volubilis in Morocco.

A newly-opened Visitor Centre and Museum houses relics that are fragile and needed to be cared for.

The Ruins of Volubilis in Morocco.

The Ruins of Volubilis in Morocco.

If you’re staying in Fez, visit Volubilis by combining it with stops at Meknes (20-kilometers away) and Moulay Idriss (5 kms).

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