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Volubilis (Arabic: وليلي Walili) is an archaeological site in Morocco situated near Meknes between Fez and Rabat. The nearest town is Moulay Idriss. Volubilis features the best preserved ruins in this part of northern Africa. In 1997 the site was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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Archaeological Site of Volubilis - Great Attractions (Mekne [01:09]
Take a tour of Archaeological Site of Volubilis in Meknes, Morocco -- part of the World's Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats. The astounding archaeological site of Volubilis rests near the Moroccan city of Meknes in North Africa. An important outpost city of the Roman Empire, it stood on the grounds of a former Carthaginian settlement. This site is especially famed for holding the most well preserved Roman ruins in this region of North Africa. Many of the grand monuments, such as the ancient ruins of the basilica, date from the 2nd and 3rd centuries BC These momentous archaeological findings are a testament to several civilizations and nearly 2000 years of occupancy. Spread over an expansive 42 hectares of gorgeous landscape under the lovely blue sky, Volubilis will inspire pure admiration.
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