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El Brujo, Trujillo

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Uncover the secrets of the ancient Moche culture at El Brujo, one of the most important archeological sites in modern day Peru. Built sometime between the 2nd and 7th century CE, the ruined pyramid displays a range of detailed reliefs and murals depicting the Moche way of life, as well as evidence of later Lambayeque and Chimú influences. Examine the still-preserved tattoos on the body of Señora de Cao, the first governess discovered in Peru, whose remains rest at the site. Consider the importance of her discovery--it suggests that traditional cultures more than a millennium old placed some degree of importance on gender equality. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to El Brujo by using our Trujillo tourist route planner.
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  • A place to learn more about the history of the Señora de Cao and culture Moche. Carry water, not forgetting of visiting the Museum of site a time after the visit to the site. Go on your own in the evenings.
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  • Beautiful place to imagine the life of a complex society led by a woman in the twelfth century of our era, here, in South America.
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  • If are in Trujillo, is one of the places not to be missed. El Brujo archaeological complex houses Mrs. de Cao, which is exposed with all ornamentation found in his funeral bundle. Very important discovery, as a woman represents mochica ruler. In addition to the cover is your body with cinnabar is can see their tattoos on the skin mummified. Is really impressive! The huaca Cao viejo, enables to perceive areas similar to those observed in the Huaca de la Luna, and is very close to the Museum. We went with a tourist company by 50 soles per person. By separate will pay the income of 10 soles for adults. The place is not to be missed, only to regret a particular situation, when we went to the local craft store, they banned entry to the Guide, really seems to me very rude policy not to allow your income, because above all it is a person, moreover, that attracts tourists even encouraging the purchase in the place, because all revenues are aimed at the conservation and research of the complex. Was uncomfortable for me as tourists see that scene, hope that modify that policy in the future.
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