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El Brujo, Trujillo

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Ruin Tourist Spot
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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  • This is yet another of those sites worth visiting and each has another tale to tell or adds a bit more to the jigsaw .There must be loads we haven't visited but we were pleased to have called into thi...  more »
  • The drive from Trujillo takes you along the crashing waves on the coast and then thru acres and acres of sugar cane. A pleasant drive on bad roads. The site is easy to do in an hour or so especially w...  more »
  • This is a small site, but filled with history and some stunning colors. Also, the Museo Cao is worth the visit. Her burial site was found here and the artifacts are in the museum, as are a wealth of o...  more »