Tuesday, 22 December 2015
Travel Tuesday: Lixus, A Roman City in Morocco
Hello from Morocco! I'm back in one of my favorite countries for the next two weeks. I'll be staying in Tangier, as usual, and will be taking a road trip to the ancient Roman city of Lixus.
Like many Roman cities in North Africa, it was originally a Phoenician city, founded in the 7th century BC. It became a Roman city in the early 1st century AD. It's most famous for its fine Roman mosaics that I've blogged about previously and also its amphitheater.
I've been blogging a lot about Morocco over at Black Gate. You might want to check out my articles on Morocco's only stone circle, the old pirate port of Asilah, the medieval medina in Tetouan, and my experience living in a Moroccan home.
These photos are courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. My own photos will come soon!