Volubilis

Volubilis

Volubilis, also Walili, is a Berber and Roman city in Morocco situated near Meknas. Built in a fertile agricultural area, it developed from the 3rd century BC onward as an Amazighs, 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. The city gained a number of major public buildings in the 2nd century, including a basilica, temple and triumphal arch. Volubilis was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

Site Information

Country: Morocco

District: Fès-Meknès

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 3rd Century BC

Oldest Culture: Berber

Later Cultures: Phoenician + kingdom of Mauretania + Roman

Site Features: Roman Monuments


World Heritage Site

Official Name: Archaeological Site of Volubilis

Date of Inscription: 1997

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