In the city of Trujillo (north of Peru), exactly 8km from this splendid city is an amazing archaeological center. The constructions within, considered as Moche sanctuaries, are only a conglomerate of mounds that materialize the great Mochica culture that developed between the 1st century BC. - VII
Currently the archaeological complex covers an area of 120 hectares and it is estimated that this would have been the main capital of the Moche culture.
The huacas: Sun and Moon in their time were one of the most important centers of Mochica culture, there are many theories about the function of these 2 important huacas, being the most coherent and credible that explains that the (Huaca del Sol) it would have been built for political purposes and that the (Huaca de la Luna) would have been built for religious purposes. The maximum height of these huacas is 40 meters that belongs to the Huaca del Sol, reaching the huaca de la Luna only 21 meters high; In the enclosures you can also see different levels (around 5 floors and 10 floors) that represent the different social classes (the average, high).
Huaca of the Moon
This huaca located half a kilometer from the Huaca del Sol would have been used for ceremonial purposes, its architecture consisting of a site divided by 3 main supports and a ceremonial plaza that is delimited by different adobe walls, on the other hand the ornamented entrance with laborious artistic scenes that has a certain iridescent relief reveals that this type of buildings would be dedicated to his deity known as: "The Deity of the Mountains". The most outstanding feature of the Huaca de la Luna is the location of its temples that are superimposed one on top of the other, each of them being built in different times.
The main platform was one of the mentors in terms of findings having been discovered in this, rooms decorated with human figures. The ceremonial temples also have much to emphasize to be found within 40 sacrificed warriors (In the Mochica culture it was a huge honor to be sacrificed).
Huaca del Sol
The large extension of the Huaca de Sol allowed it to house within its domain large terraces with measures that exceed 40 meters in height, also within it can also see foundations of around 228 long by 136 wide.
This city is surrounded by a pyramid 23 meters high and supported by a quadrilateral support of 103 meters on each side.
Although the most impressive of this important Huaca that was used for administrative purposes is that for the total construction it took around 140 million bricks and that according to the stories, it only took 3 days to finish the construction and for that it was They made use of ¼ million Mochica men.
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