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Perhaps one of the most fascinating bits about Peru’s ancient Moche culture is that even though they ruled this coastline over 2,000 years ago, we just now today are beginning to unearth the secrets of their civilization. At no place is this more apparent than at the archaeological complex of El Brujo, a collection of temples in the Chicama Valley that depict gruesome scenes of torture and burial and date back over 4,000 years.

Of the three complexes at the El BrujoArchaeological Complex, the Huaca Cao Viejo offers the most for visitors to experience, see, and explore. Constructed by the Moche between 200-600 AD, the Huaca de Cao has interior artwork which is similar to the Huaca de la Luna, although unlike its famous Trujillo counterpart, the artwork here hasn’t been restored at all and exists in its original state. This area wasn’t excavated until 1990, and dry sands of the coastal desert have been preserving these colorful paintings and murals for well over 1,500 years.

Archaeologists also curiously unearthed a mummy that had been wrapped in 26 layers of cloth, only to discover it was a young woman who was wearing symbolic pieces of gold. Given the care taken to bury the body, it’s believed the woman was one of the few Governesses to exist within the Moche Empire. Next door, at the Huaca Prieta, the structure by the ocean is believed to date back to 2,500 BC, although excavations are still taking place and the site is closed to the public.

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Trujillo 4 days -Astrology and History North of Peru

Trujillo 4 days -Astrology and History North of Peru

We travel the north as if for a better learning of the Peruvian culture and to know something more about the life of a local. Travel and enjoy the oldest places of our ancestors and visit the best of northern trujillo.
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  • 5 days
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El Brujo Archaeological Complex (Lady of Cao) Private Tour

El Brujo Archaeological Complex (Lady of Cao) Private Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel and will go visit the El Brujo (The Sorcerer) archaeological complex. This is considered one of the most important religious and political centers of the Moche culture, which is believed to have developed between 100 and 750 AD. Among its main attractions stands out the mural relief art that decorates the walls of the different pyramids and the Lady of Caos burial, a dignitary of about 25 years of age whose skin was tattooed with snake and spider designs. You will be transferred back to your hotel at the end of your visit.
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3 Day Empires of the North, Mochicas & Chimus (Chiclayo & Trujillo)

3 Day Empires of the North, Mochicas & Chimus (Chiclayo & Trujillo)

Peru may be known for its Inca heritage, but the country was also home to many fascinating pre-Incan peoples. Explore their history and cultures on a guided 3-day archeological tour from Chiclayo to Trujillo. Delve into the ancient worlds of the Sicán, Chimú, and Moche civilizations with visits to Huaca Rajada (1987 excavation site of the Lord of Sipán mummy ) the Valley of the Pryamids, the former Chimú captial of Chan Chan and much more. Choose from a variety of budget-friendly lodgings to further enchance this multi-day trip.
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The sorcerer and the lady of Cao

The sorcerer and the lady of Cao

The archaeological find of the Lady of Cao, is undoubtedly an unprecedented fact that forces each Peruvian to pause and reflect on how our history becomes dynamic in the face of this fact, since what we believed for years, that the Mochica culture was clearly a patriarchy, it takes an unexpected turn and incidentally invites us to reflect: the political and socio-economic weight of pre-Columbian women in those times where until their discovery the female role, in the mental collective, was totally secondary.
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The Warlock And The Lady Of Cao

The Warlock And The Lady Of Cao

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Private service with a guide interpreter of the archaeological heritage, your guide will transfer you to the past for your better imagination about the culture.  Private tour where you are the owner of your time to explore  and investigate We visited the old cao huaca, where the lady of cao was found and we will have a view of the cut huaca and spend 1 hour in the museum of cao where it houses the entire collection of the lady of cao and even more a fine collection of ceramics and 10000 year old textiles.
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El Brujo Complex Archaeological Tour

El Brujo Complex Archaeological Tour

We offer a private excursion to tour the beautiful Chicama Valley and visit some of the most impressive archaeological finds of recent times "The Huaca El Brujo". Discover this sacred place of Moche Culture and appreciate the beauty of its ancient and impressive buildings. Then, visit the Museum of the Cao to see the mysterious mummy of the Lady of Cao, a woman belonging to the elite Moche.
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El Brujo Archaeological Complex hours of operation: Daily 9am-5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since El Brujo Archaeological Complex can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 6 El Brujo Archaeological Complex tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit El Brujo Archaeological Complex 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to El Brujo Archaeological Complex costs USD 25.00. Guided El Brujo Archaeological Complex tours start around USD 25.00 per person. See all 6 El Brujo Archaeological Complex tickets and tours on Viator.
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