Huaca Colorada ("Red Temple") is a late Moche temple (~600-800 AD), located in the arid coastal region of Peru. Like other temples built by what archaeologists have called the Moche culture, Huaca Colorada contains architecture and murals and artifacts that provide evidence of the practice of the Moche Sacrifice Ceremony, a fairly gruesome theatrical performance that was put on on a regular, perhaps seasonal basis.
Over the last 20 years or so, information about the pre-ceramic cultures of South America, particularly monumental earthen mounds located near Peru's arid coasts such as Caral and Huaca Prieta, have been studied in greater detail...... Read Post
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