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. Use our Trujillo trip builder app to add El Brujo and other attractions to your Trujillo vacation plans.
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  • It was the year 2006 when it went from Trujillo to Chiclayo accompanying a retired diplomat and his spouse anthropologist. I was asked if Cao Huaco was close. I wasn't sure but I told them to give me a minute to coordinate it. With the permission of conductor and agency went to the adventure that would mark my passion for Huaca Cao. When we only had a guard. With the joy of seeing people smiled us. He told us that the Señora de Cao was not there at that time. The Lord asked me to mention some names and that I did. The guard called the head of the project and also to mention the name of a renowned archaeologist. They authorized us to enter and we saw a few newly discovered walls. It was as if to open us the door of a family home. A welcoming reception. We went but I come back for the second time and I discovered more things, he had more information. The Museum was opened. I met her with everything what she wore. His scepter, its power. Their refined jewelry, their status. Their servants, their status as respected and revered Lady. I have returned several times and personally recommended the place not only by the antiquity of the huacas or the landscape of the place but by the updated scientific information that allows us to count that we are and have strong ancestral roots. A material and spiritual heritage that returns to revive in each meeting with Cao Viejo. Huaca Cao I was recently in October of 2017.
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  • All over the complete archaeological is impressive. And something that should be made after visiting it is meet Magdalena de Cao, a place where you will find a unique drink, Chicha of year, drink that is macerated for one full year.
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  • Relatively new museum and archaeological site with colorful murals. The mummy from the Moche Priestess (approx. 1700 old), the Lady of Cao, is exhibited. The effort!
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