Those Romans got everywhere

We started the day with a short visit to the main pottery in Fes. They specialise in mosaics and intricate designs. The clay is not terracotta but a local variation that is a different colour.

We stopped at a fort that overlooks the city of Fes for a remarkable photo opportunity. It’s worth touching these photos to expand them to understand the sheer complexity of the Medina

We drove on to Volubilis, the site of the best preserved Roman town in Arabic lands. Northern Morocco was known to the Romans as Mauretania. By now it was beginning to get quite hot. There is a quality to the light and the blue of the sky here, that I have not come across before. It is extraordinary.

After lunch we visited Meknes, the third of the imperial cities in Morocco. The Palace tomb of Moulay Ismael and the only mosque in Morocco outside the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca in which non-Muslims are allowed to enter.

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