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Volubilis

Volubilis was later briefly to become the capital of Idris I, founder of the Idrisid dynasty, who is buried at nearby Moulay Idris.

-- [from whc.unesco.org]

We were blown away by Volutilis! An archeaologic relic of the Roman Empire far out in the Moroccan desert. Unesco has declared it a World Heritage Site and describes it like this:

The Mauritanian capital, founded in the 3rd century B.C., became an important outpost of the Roman Empire and was graced with many fine buildings. Extensive remains of these survive in the archaeological site, located in a fertile agricultural area. Volubilis was later briefly to become the capital of Idris I, founder of the Idrisid dynasty, who is buried at nearby Moulay Idris.

[whc.unesco.org]