Mosaics in Roman ruins of Volubilis in Morocco

Mosaic tiles in Volubilis in Morocco

Over the last week or so I have been sharing photos of the Roman ruins we saw at Volubilis during our recent tour of Morocco. Volubilis is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is an amazing place to visit.

The town was settled in the third century BC but only began to grow in size and influence under Roman rule in the first century AD. It was occupied for more than 700 years after the Romans were defeated in 285AD. It was almost destroyed by an earthquake in the eighteenth century and only in the last few decades have archaeologists discovered the true extent, beauty and historic value of the ruins.

While the whole site is impressive, the highlight for me was seeing the beautiful mosaic tiles on the floor, as shown in today’s photos.

Mosaic tiles in Volubilis in Morocco

Mosaic tiles in Volubilis in Morocco

 

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