We spent most of the day on the bus going through the mountains
toward Fez. We stopped at two sets of Roman ruins along the way.
We were able to explore the second one for about an hour. The population
of the city was over 20,000 at one time. The marketplace had space
for 120 shops. Some of the original mosaics in the floor are still
intact and display images of various Roman gods. The ruins were
actually completely whole until the great Lisbon earthquake in 1755.
There is an archaeological team that is supposed to be
working on the restoration, but lack of government funding has pretty
much halted progress.
We had lunch in a town where the grandson of Mohammed settled. Because
it is in the mountains, the people are an odd mix of Berber and
Arab peoples; some even have red hair. On the way back along the
road, we stopped to look over the mountains, and I got to take a
picture of a group harvesting olives.