I am a teacher of World History which means I talk about Rome...a lot! Rome is everywhere and no matter where I go on a trip it seems that there are Roman Ruins to be found and Morocco was no exception. Volubilis is a UNESCO World Heritage site and for good reason. If Volubilis were in Europe, you would pay over 20 Euro Roman ruins of this magnitude but in Morocco the price was 50 Dirham or about $5.00 USD.
What is so interesting about historical sites like this to me is thinking about people who have stood where I stood or walked where I walked. In this case, I am standing in the same spot as Cleopatra's daughter...how amazing is that! Roman centurions walked where I walked and talked about what was going on throughout the Roman Empire. Volubilis was similar to Hadrian's Wall in that it was an outpost of the Roman empire so defending it was difficult. This was not a great assignment for a Legionnaire but for me, it was heaven.
The best part of Volubilis are the mosaics. There are so many and the details are amazing. Most places would have already dug them up and placed them in a museum but these are exposed to the elements. They are in the same place as when they were laid 18 centuries ago.