The basilica (court of law and seat of the magistrates) lies on the
eastern side of the forum.
This monument imposing building is 42.2m long and 22.3m wide. Its interior
is divided into three parts, a central nave outlined to its north and
south by an apse, and two lateral aisles framed by Corinthian columns.
The design of Volubilis’ basilica resembles that of Leptis Magna
in Libya, which dates from the Severan period. However, recent excavations
suggest that it may have been built as early as the second half of the
first century C.E.