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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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  • You must visit Las Huacas del Sol y La Luna previously so you can realize the similarity of the murals and representations with colors. He is retired from the city but worth knowing this archaeological site and its impressive Museum.
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  • must stop! If you are trujillo got that go to this tour. help complete the story of the huaca of the Moon and Sun and they are in a lot better state of preservation. the walls are wonderful.
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  • Wonderful full archaeological that you can not miss. You can learn about the pre-Incan cultures and of its historical value. It perfectly complements the Museum of Cao. You will have a panoramic view that will allow you to have a perspective on the amount of huacas (sacred places) that exist along the Valley and also a great view of the Pacific Ocean. Recommendations: Make the visit accompanied by a tour guide, go with shoes comfortable for walking, carrying a camera, and closed selfie stick and apply sunscreen. If you have the opportunity to make a stop in the picturesque village Magdalena of Cao that you have on the way to the complex.
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