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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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  • Extraordinary work done by archaeologists carrying facilities, this project very interesting what is offered to the public, to be able to learn about everything that woman could do, 3 is wonderful
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  • Please to see Sra Del Cao the fist Governor Lady in the 200+ year d.c. The museum its excellent development by Wiese Foundation. I'm glad that the Huaqueros did not found this Huaca several years ago ...  more »
  • The place is a bit far from the center of Trujillo, but worth to be visited. on occasion, the whole site was open to the public.
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