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 enthusiastic headline:
One of the oldest human sacrifice altars in Peru, believed to be from the Moche culture, has been discovered at the summit of Cerro Campana (Mount Hood) near the northern coast city of Trujillo, archaeologist Regulo Franco Jordan told state news agency Andina earlier this week.
“It is said that when the anthropologists arrive, the
The Huaca de la Luna (Temple of the Moon) is the largest Moche archaeological complex, and one of the most impressive ruins to visit in Peru, on par with Machu Picchu or Kuelap or Chan Chan.