Volubilis

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Volubilis
{وليلي  (Arabic)
ⵡⵍⵉⵍⵉ  (Berber languages)
Volubilis Longshot II.jpg
Volubilis ruins
Volubilis is located in Morocco
Volubilis
Shown within Morocco
Volubilis is located in Africa
Volubilis
Volubilis (Africa)
LocationMeknès Prefecture, Fès-Meknès, Morocco
RegionMauretania
Coordinates34°04′16″N 05°33′13″W / 34.07111°N 5.55361°W / 34.07111; -5.55361Coordinates: 34°04′16″N 05°33′13″W / 34.07111°N 5.55361°W / 34.07111; -5.55361
TypeSettlement
History
Founded3rd century BC
Abandoned11th century AD
CulturesPhoenician, Carthaginian, Roman, Idrisids
Official nameArchaeological Site of Volubilis
TypeCultural
Criteriaii, iii, iv, vi
Designated1997 (21st session)
Reference no.836
State PartyMorocco
RegionNorth African States

Volubilis (Latin pronunciation: [wɔˈɫuːbɪlɪs]; Arabic: وليلي, romanized: walīlī; Berber languages: ⵡⵍⵉⵍⵉ, romanized: wlili) is a partly excavated Berber-Roman city in Morocco near the city of Meknes. It may have been the capital of the kingdom of Mauretania.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Rirha/Gilda". INSAP (in French). 17 June 2020.
  2. "Archaeological Site of Volubilis".