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Archaeological Site of Volubilis
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 3rd cent.B.C.
Date of Inscription: 1997
Location: Africa, Morocco, Wilaya de Meknès - Province Meknès El Menzeh Meulay-Idriss Zerhoun,
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Description: Volubilis, a Mauritanian capital founded in the 3rd century B.C., was one of Roman Empire’s significant outposts and was in its time embellished with countless fine buildings. These massive remains, located in a fertile agricultural area, still survive within the archaeological site. Later on in its day, for a brief period of time, Volubilis became the capital of Idris I, (founder of the Idrisid dynasty, buried at nearby Moulay Idris). --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  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 excavations in this part of northern Africa dating from the Roman Empire. In 1997 the site was listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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