Figure found on mural near site. Among the most colorful pre-Columbian Peruvianlegends is of Naymlap, fearless founder of a centuries-old dynasty thatsupposedly ruled the Lambayeque Valley in northern Peru. Archaeologist Christopher Donnan’s revelations aboutthe legend are detailed in a new 268-page book that was just published by theUCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, Chotunaand Chornancap: Excavating an Ancient Peruvian Legend.
During a 2010 mission to document Moche murals decorating the walls of the Pañamarca temple in northern Peru, archaeologists discovered a 1,300-year-old feathered shield. It’s a small circular shield 10 inches in diameter with red a... Read Post
The ancient capital of the Moche culture lies five miles south of the city of Trujillo on the northern coast of Peru. Its inhabitants lived in an urban center bracketed by the Temple of the Sun and the Temple of the Moon, the larges... Read Post
Archaeologists excavating the thousand-year-old temple complex of Chotuna Chornancap in Lambayeque, northern Peru, have discovered the tomb of an important lord thought to have been an executioner. The tomb was found two weeks ago a... Read Post