Volubilis is a ruined Roman city, not far from Meknes. The Berbers abandoned it in the 9th century. It was forgotten and then utterly destroyed by the same earthquake that leveled Lisbon in 1755. The remnants of Volubilis were excavated in the late 19th century, among them this broken statue of a god. It was resting on the ground, not far from the restored triumphal arch that was originally built here in AD 217. A skeletal plant grows out of its broken chest. Most visitors will not notice this mysterious fallen idol. I found it among the most expressive of Volubilisís treasures.