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The Sun and The Moon Temples

Huaca del Sol y Huaca de La Luna - Mochica Culture
These ceremonial centers are located in the countryside of the District of Moche, 5 Km. south of the Trujillo City (15 minutes approximately). The Huaca or Temple of the Sun is a scaled pyramid measuring approximately 43 m. in height which, according to tradition, was built in only three days by 250,000 men, using approximately 70 million adobes. It was used for ceremonial purposes and possibly in administrative functions as well as for housing for upper class. The Huaca or Temple of the Moon, located 500 m. from the previous structure, is a monument comprised of overlapping temples built during different periods. A tomb was uncovered here, with over 40 sacrificed warriors. A top its strong adobe surface the are remains of large multi-colored murals, where the face of the Moche God, Aia Apaek is depicted. (PromPeru)

THE MOON AND SUN TEMPLES

"Huaca El Sol" The Sun Temple

THE MOON AND SUN TEMPLES

The Sun Temple archaeological excavations

THE MOON AND SUN TEMPLES

"Huaca La Luna"
The Moon Temple in front of
the white pyramid mountain

THE MOON AND SUN TEMPLES

The Moon Temple - Detail of the wall with colored friezes

THE MOON AND SUN TEMPLES

Inside the Moon Temple Decorated walls with friezes

THE MOON AND SUN TEMPLES

The Moon Temple - Detail of the wall with colored friezes

THE MOON AND SUN TEMPLES

Inside the Moon Temple Decorated walls with friezes

THE MOON AND SUN TEMPLES

The Sun Temple archaeological excavations

THE MOON AND SUN TEMPLES

Inside the Moon Temple Decorated walls with friezes

THE MOON AND SUN TEMPLES

Inside the Moon Temple Underground gallery

THE MOON AND SUN TEMPLES

Inside the Moon Temple Decorated walls with friezes

THE MOON AND SUN TEMPLES

Inside the Moon Temple Decorated walls with friezes

THE MOON AND SUN TEMPLES

Inside the Moon Temple The King's throne

THE MOON AND SUN TEMPLES

Inside the Moon Temple Decorated walls with friezes

THE MOON AND SUN TEMPLES

The Moon Temple external wall

THE MOON AND SUN TEMPLES

The Moon Temple external wall

THE MOON AND SUN TEMPLES

The Moon Temple The last discover

THE MOON AND SUN TEMPLES

The Moon Temple The last discover

THE MOON AND SUN TEMPLES

The Moon Temple

THE MOON AND SUN TEMPLES

The Moon Temple

THE MOON AND SUN TEMPLES

The Moon Temple

THE MOON AND SUN TEMPLES

The Moon Temple

THE MOON AND SUN TEMPLES

The Moon Temple

THE MOON AND SUN TEMPLES

The Moon Temple external wall

THE MOON AND SUN TEMPLES

The Moon Temple

THE MOON AND SUN TEMPLES

The Moon Temple external wall

THE MOON AND SUN TEMPLES

The Moon Temple external wall

THE MOON AND SUN TEMPLES

Visitor Center

THE MOON AND SUN TEMPLES

Visitor Center

 

 

THE MOON AND SUN TEMPLES

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Photos © J. Mazzotti

Our gratitude to the Hotel Libertador Trujillo that allowed to obtain these photos

Hotel Libertador Trujillo



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