Huaca de la luna

3
Oct
2008

This morning Ricardo and I went to tour the Huaca de la Luna just outside Trujillo. It has some of the best preserved wall murals and details I have ever seen. Because their color is intact, you can really get an idea of what this place must have looked like at the time. The site was first uncovered in 1990 and work has been progressing since then. It contains several levels of temple compound, each built over the previous, covered up one over a period of about 600 years (from about 200 AD). If you come to the north of Peru, this is definitely a site worth seeing. By the way, this is a product of the Moche culture, one of many cultures that existed in Peru prior to the Incas, and one that had a great impact on the cultures that came after it.

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