A Roman watchtower discovered near to Volubilis city 

Afaf Fahchouch
Afaf Fahchouch
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Moroccan and poles archaeologist teams uncovered a Roman watchtower near to Volubilis ancient city.

The uncovered towers which are the first of their kind were established at the site of El Mellali four miles south of the largest city in this region of Roman Africa, according to the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Morocco’s statement.

The archaeologists find that watchtower dates back to the 1st century and 3rd century, during the reign of Antoninus Pius, who lead as Roman Emperor from 138–161 in the common era.

They were able to date the watchtower by the Military artefacts they discovered there, including nails from Roman sandals,  belt fragments and javelins.

The prospecting and exploring process on the site has been ongoing since 2021 due to a cooperation agreement between the University of Warsaw and the Institute of Archeology and Cultural Heritage in Rabat.

Afaf Al Fahchouch

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