Non-touristy Roman Ruins
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Normally when I visit Roman Ruins I get greeted by a group of overweight middle aged tourists standing in a huge pile wearing huge nametags, and just a huge group of people being run through like herds of cattle. Also normally you don't get to see anything because of to many people standing in the way, and get to hear sexy tales of gladiators and hoar-houses, look at ancient toilets in awe, and just die a little bit inside. Luckily Volubilus is none of this!
Volubilus was founded by the Carthaginians, you know the guys who bankrolled
Volubilus also was an agricultural centre for the production of olives, grapes, and grains. There is a restored olive press based on ancient roman design for the production of olive oil, I think I got myself a business idea?
For art lovers volubilus has many mosaics that are still in tact. My favourite is this one with lots of sea creatures on it. Rumor is at one time there was an aquarium in the area. Another cool thing that goes on there is the Fes Sacred Music Festival, which has a concert every year that costs about 15 dollars to attend.
Overall a visit to volubilus is not a reason to come to