We decided to forgo our trip to Volubilis (not enough time or energy) and visit the archaeology museum in Rabat instead. The pieces were phenomenal, particularly the Roman bronzes (head of Juba II and that of Cato the Elder were masterpieces). However the museography was somewhat dated and as the national museum, needs a real overhaul to make it more comprehensible in terms of cultural history. A self-appointed guide attached himself in a very discreet manner (apearing and disappearing) with some helpful comments on some of the artifacts (I think he expects a minimum of 20 Dh - I felt a bit guilty about my 10 dh). I found the Punic carvings and some of rock "scratchings" very interesting and could have done with a lot more information. In fact I was left with many more questions than were answered by the museum. There was no book shop either.
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