2nd Day-Rabat, Morocco

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Map of the Chellah

As I board the bus, excitement beigns to stir within.....new sites and adventures are waiting to be experienced....
no expectations....................just embrace the moment!

Our tour guide(Mohammed)shares with us tidbits of information concerning Rabat (capital of Morocco) and the changing landscapes that we are viewing from our seats.
First,we stop and view the Royal Palace,the ruins of Chellah,and the Hassan Tower. The tour continues to the city of Meknes.
What an exquisite gate that surrounds the city walls! The city is rich in detailed and authentic doors.
 Next, we visit the ancient ruins of the Roman City of Volubilis. (If those stones could talk..;-)
The ruins of Volubilis are said to be some of the best preserved Roman remains in the world with over 30 well-preserved mosaics, a forum, a triumphal arch, a basilica and three residential houses. Volubilis was an important granary for the African Roman Empire, exporting olives and cereals all over the Roman world. It was also the meeting point between Berbers and Romans.


 Finally, our tour concludes at  the exteriors of the nearby Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss.

thetravelsage says:
Wow the ruins sound amazing! I love to think of the lives and mysteries those ancient walls once harbored.
Posted on: Jun 20, 2008
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Map of the Chellah
Map of the Chellah
Musicians in front of the ancient …
Musicians in front of the ancient…
Lillie enjoys the musical beat
Lillie enjoys the musical beat
Surrounding walls of the Chellah
Surrounding walls of the Chellah
sarcophagus of Mohammed V-father o…
sarcophagus of Mohammed V-father …
Entrance to the mausoleum
Entrance to the mausoleum
Large cooper candelabras adorn the…
Large cooper candelabras adorn th…
Royal guard by ornate doors
Royal guard by ornate doors
Royal Guard
Royal Guard
The Hassan Tower
The Hassan Tower
Remains of the Hassan Mosques pra…
Remains of the Hassan Mosque's pr…
View from the steps of the mausole…
View from the steps of the mausol…
As she waves... the Moroccan flag
As she waves... the Moroccan flag
Entrance gate(Bab Mansour) in the …
Entrance gate(Bab Mansour) in the…
Large square across from the city …
Large square across from the city…
Large square across from the city …
Large square across from the city…
Arabic calligraphy adorns a wall
Arabic calligraphy adorns a wall
Posing in front of this beautiful …
Posing in front of this beautiful…
Beautiful doors are everywhere(Mor…
Beautiful doors are everywhere(Mo…
Viewing beautiful landscapes from …
Viewing beautiful landscapes from…
Starting to see changes....
Starting to see changes....
The road to the ancient ruins in V…
The road to the ancient ruins in …
Its our entrance way to the ruins…
It's our entrance way to the ruin…
Group shot...:-)
Group shot...:-)
What structure!
What structure!
Welcome to the ancient ruins...
Welcome to the ancient ruins...
Im practicing for the official g…
I'm practicing for the official "…
Next stop is Greece..:-)
Next stop is Greece..:-)
What a view!
What a view!
Mosaic likeness of the Head of Med…
Mosaic likeness of the Head of Me…
Formally an aqueduct...
Formally an aqueduct...
Our guide is very knowledgeable...
Our guide is very knowledgeable...
Hmmm.....if these ruins could talk…
Hmmm.....if these ruins could tal…
Its a lonely road...
It's a lonely road...
Time to go home...
Time to go home...
Rabat
photo by: asturjimmy