Photos of Cleopatra Selene’s Lost World

November 15, 2011

The ancient kingdom of Mauretania, once ruled by Juba II and Cleopatra Selene, is lost to the sands of time. But there are the ruins. I’ve posted photos of the area near Selene’s capital city, Iol-Caesaria, modern-day Cherchell Algeria. Now, thanks to Aaron Sakulich, I have the opportunity to share some images of the other major city of Mauretania: Volubilis. I’m amazed at the majesty these ruins hint at. I can imagine Selene riding a carriage along this road, passing under the triumphal arch, and walking in the shade of these columned avenues. I can see her feet sweeping along these mosaics, or climbing these stairs. Let’s take a little journey back in time.

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