/ Lixus Morocco Has Largely Unexplored And Unexcavated Ruins
Lixus Morocco Has Largely Unexplored And Unexcavated RuinsPerched on a hilltop overlooking the sea, surrounded by hills and forests, with views of the serpentine waters of the Wadi Loukkos River and down to the ocean, Lixus Morocco is a wonderfully scenic site with some impressive ruins of a Roman imperial outpost.
Settled by the Phoenicians in the seventh century BC and later an important Carthaginian site, Lixus Morocco remains a most impressive ruin, for its relics as well as its stunning location.
Largely unexplored and unexcavated, Lixus Morocco has the ruins of an amphitheater dating back to the first century AD, which would have held a few hundred people. Behind it are the baths, with spectacular mosaics that remain largely intact, except for some damage caused by local children playing in the unguarded area. Unfortunately, one of the victims was the face of the sea god, Neptune, in the center of one of the largest and most impressive mosaic panels.
Also here is the Christian basilica, located right in the center of Lixus. Although not as architecturally striking as some of the other buildings, it is still in good condition considering the age and is worth a look, particularly from its unadorned roof, offering sweeping views of the valleys below.
If you can imagine back 2,000 years, it would be easy to realise that Lixus Morocco could quite easily have been one of the most beautiful Roman cities in existence.
What Is Lixus Morocco
A spectacularly gorgeous location on the Locus River, home to the site of the ancient city of Lixus.
Why Is Lixus Morocco Important
Largely unexcavated ruins of a former imperial Roman outpost.
What To See In Lixus Morocco
Remains of ancient baths, temples and other historical remnants.
Where Is Lixus Morocco
North of the modern seaport of Larache, Morocco, on the right bank of the wadi Loukkos, or Locus River.
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