Photo of the Week

Holy Huaca!

This photo, taken by SPI Executive Director Larry Coben during a visit in 2011, shows the stunning size of the main mural at the ancient Moche site of Huaca de la Luna (and, yes, that’s a person on the fourth register).

Most scholars agree that Huaca de la Luna was the central ceremonial and religious site of the Moche, an ancient civilization that flourished from 100 – 800 AD on the northern coast of Peru. San Jose de Moro, SPI’s first project site, features another smaller Moche ceremonial site and cemetery.


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