Volubilis is an ancient town in the Atlas Mountains in northern Morocco. Probably, it dates back to the second century BC. In 42 AD. Mauretania fell to the Romans; thereafter it was a Roman province for about two hundred years. Volubilis developed into an important trade centre near the frontier (limes). It was protected by a large wall, nevertheless it was  lost to Moorish tribes at the end of the second century AD. Many important architectural finds have been made there.

I owe my daughter Jenny Berg-Pillot and my son-in-law Xavier Pillot many thanks for letting me use their beautiful pictures taken when they visited the site a couple of years ago.



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