Archaeological Site of Volubilis World Heritage Site

Official name
Archaeological Site of Volubilis | UNESCO
Country
Morocco
Continent
Africa
Location
Wilaya de Meknès - Province Meknès El Menzeh Meulay-Idriss Zerhoun
34.7380° Lat, -5.5569° Lon
Code
836
Time Zone
Africa/Casablanca, +01 +0100
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Category
Cultural
Description
Inscribed 1997. The Mauritanian capital, founded in the 3rd century B.C., became an important outpost of the Roman Empire and was graced with many fine buildings. Extensive remains of these survive in the archaeological site, located in a fertile agricultural area. Volubilis was later briefly to become the capital of Idris I, founder of the Idrisid dynasty, who is buried at nearby Moulay Idris.