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!

1 comment:

D.G. Hudson said...

Very interesting site, Sean. I went to the Black Gate site to read more. These stone circles must be linked by some common ancient belief, whether Druid or otherwise. I'm glad you have shared these with us and look forward to seeing your own photos.

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