THE RUINS OF VOLUBILIS

The Ruins of Volubilis a UNESCO Heritage, became famous abroad when Martin Scorsese made it feature site for his film. The Last Temptation of Christ.

Volubilis is best described as a colony where Roman culture  made central to its inhabitants. Originally, the site was a Carthaginian settlement since the third century B.C.; however, the Roman Empire transformed the city into one of its administrative centers. The Roman transformed Volubilis into a typical city complete with mansions to house the Roman officials, a town center, a triumphal arc and temples devoted to the Roman gods. Christianity was the practiced religion and Latin was the spoken language by the Greeks, Jews and Syrians living in Volubilis.

Today, Volubilis is covered in fascinating ruins decorated with beautiful mosaics and colorful tiles depicting Roman mythology. Volubilis’ ruins argued to be the some of the best preserved north Africa and at first glance, with some imagination, offer the opportunity to see what a traditional Roman city once looked like. Several fragments of walls still remain, along with parts of massive columns and arches; this  thought to be the courthouse. Furthermore, the capitol, the basilica and the triumphal arch are visible.

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