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Storks of Volubilis

This ancient Roman city is taken over by storks in winter


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This city was founded by Romans in 3rd century BC. It was the occupied by Muslims and followed by the Idrisid dynasty. After several attacks and earthquakes, it was abandoned in the 11th century. Under French occupation, some archaeological excavations were made and the Roman city with its beautiful mosaic floors, temples, and baths, emerged from the ruins.

The city is still a great tourist destination with plenty of picturesque ruins to see and to photograph. Storks are currently the only residents of Volubilis and they build nests on its half-ruined Roman columns. They are usually there between September and March.

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