Huaca de la Luna: Moche Route highlight

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The Moche culture, which prospered from around AD 1 to 700, dominated several valleys on Peru’s northern coast long before the famous Inca empire appeared in the country. The Moche left an especially vivid artistic legacy, particularly in their pottery and metallurgy. A series of Moche centers dating from about AD…

The Royal Tombs of Sipan and Huaca Rajada

Moche Route Highlights: Royal Tombs of Sipan and Huaca Rajada On a recent trip to Peru’s north, I visited some of the most significant historical sites. None capture the imagination more than the Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum, near Chiclayo (a one-hour flight north of Lima). This well-designed, modern museum…

A new exhibition in Barcelona, inaugurated on March 4th, «Oro, mitos y ritos. Arte mochica del antiguo Perú» (Gold, myths and Rituals. Moche Art of Ancient Peru) will focus on the art of the Moche civilisation which prevailed over the northern coast of Peru between 100 and 800 AD. Moche…

The Moche Route and Chicama Surf Resort

Highlights of Northern Peru: The Moche Route & Chicama Resort This guest blog article was written by Liam Browne and Piotr Piecha, who travelled with Aracari along the Moche Route on Peru’s north coast in April 2013. The Moche Route: More than Machu Picchu The Moche Route: To drive north…

The Lord of Sipan – Peru’s Moche Route

Much like Tutankhamen in Egypt, the Lord of Sipan was a mummy discovered with immense quantities of precious metals and stones in his tomb. Sipán, in the Lambayeque valley in Peru, is famed for its rich tombs revealed by archaeologists. The Lord of Sipan’s tomb – discovered in 1987 – is…