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Free exhibit of ancient artifacts from El Chorro tombs

Back in October 2009, Walter Alva, the preeminent archaeologist of Northern Peru, decided to focus his attention on the El Chorro archaeological zone, with little expectation of making any significant finds, according to daily El Comercio. The site, located in Pomalca, seven miles (12 kilometers) from Chiclayo had been overrun by scores of squatter families, […]

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Girl power in ancient Peru of the Moche

The Internet exploded with girl power fervor last month over the discovery of a 1,200-year-old tomb belonging to a high Moche priestess. It was the eighth elite female mummy excavated at San José de Moro in little more than two decades — evidence that women governed in that region of ancient Peru. Jezebel posted this […]

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The Moche cosmo vision explored in new book / CD

The book “Cosmos Moche,” the first part of a collection — “Enigmas of Ancient Peru” — is going on sale this week. It includes an English translation and a CD about the Temple of the Moon. “This book is a valuable contribution to understanding the complex world of the Moche, a culture of farmers and […]

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Ruins vs. the archaeological complexes: How they’re getting it right with the Moche Temples

“It is said that when the anthropologists arrive, the gods depart. In my opinion, something similar happens with reconstructors of archaeological sites. Imagination is crushed; the mystery, the allure and the enchantment depart. (Many archaeologists would add: and with them goes a lot of irreplaceable information; for these are sites that can no longer be […]

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Moche – Phase I through IV

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