Tuesday 8th July - midday we left Meknes and headed for Volubilis - a partly excavated city which the Romans built around 160 AD.though the site was a Berber stronghold around 3rd century BC. Romans abandoned city in 285AD- locals then occupied the city from then on. The Lisbon earthquake of mid 18th c caused the destruction of most of the buildings.Built on a high ground overlooking the Meknes plain ( olive trees everywhere) Archaeological finds have included beautiful mosaics, statues, remains of houses, shops - and excavation continues. We had lunch at a village called Moulay Idriss Zerhoune - a sort of B & B.
Then off to Fes where we will be for 2 nights