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Volubilis

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Volubilis is an ancient Berber and Roman city in Morocco, dating back to the 3RD century BC.

I spend an afternoon wandering the ruins and I’m extremely impressed at the craftsmanship and attention to detail in the city – the Romans sure knew how to build and had running water, communal baths of different temperatures, and somewhat functioning toilets.

It’s also blowing my mind to realize the Romans were basically all over this part of the earth back in the day – they really did run the place.

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The map and description of the whole site

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The ruins are slowly crumbling

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The main area from the other side

This image depicts Hercules – apparently he spent some time here.

It was also really cool to see images of Lions, elephants and giraffes – which all did live in Morocco when the climate was quite different.

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The details were extremely fine and well preserved

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The central circle

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Stalks are everywhere here in Morocco – even on top of ancient columns!

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The stonework is very precise

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The ruins of Volubilis

-Dan


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