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The Moche Site of Huaca Colorada

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.
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Spiders for Halloween

Academics / Archaeology : ArchaeoBlog (6 years ago)

“Spider God” Temple Found in Peru People of the Cupisnique culture, which thrived from roughly 1500 to 1000 B.C., built the temple in the Lambayeque valley on Peru’s north coast. The adobe temple, found this summer and called Collud... Read Post

Moche feathered shield found in northern Peru

History / Ancient History : The History Blog (2 years ago)

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

Moche hall for human sacrifice found in Peru

Academics / History : The History Blog (5 years ago)

A team of Peruvian archaeologists excavating the archaeological complex of Huaca Bandera on the north coast of Peru (about 800 miles from Lima) have uncovered a ceremonial hall used by the the pre-Columbian Moche civilization for hu... Read Post

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