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Address: Near Magdalena de Cao | Valle de Chicama, Trujillo, Peru
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The Extraordinary Lady of Cao (Tattoos and all)!

El Brujo (the Witch or Shaman), outside Trujillo, is probably best known for the Lady of Cao who was found buried in the Cao Viejo Pyramid. She is believed to have been either a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

El Brujo (the Witch or Shaman), outside Trujillo, is probably best known for the Lady of Cao who was found buried in the Cao Viejo Pyramid. She is believed to have been either a high priestess or even the the governess of the Chicama region. She was approximately 24 years old when she died from what are believed were complications... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Not a lot to see but the nearby museum is very good. There are some wall murals and history of the discovery of the Lady of Cao burial site recently found that makes things better to view.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

El Brujo is the archeological complex that includes the Museo de Cao. Pay 10 soles and visit the museum and the archeological site.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This is an amazing site where visitors can see the results of archeologists exploring the remains of buildings in use over 1,500 years ago. At the centre of their work was the discovery of The Lady of Cao, found in a mud-brick pyramid. An excellent museum is located at the site which houses the well preserved mummy of The Lady... More 

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Brisbane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Has got covers over the main huaca which detracts from taking decent photos. The view of the coastline is fantastic and is one of the more interesting places to visit.......guide not required so can wander as long as you like

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

If you have just one day in Trujillo, focus on Chan Chan and Huacas del Sol y la Luna. The second day you can expend the morning here.This site is further away and just the trip will eat 1 hour each way. The excavation is very well done and many valuables, including the Dama the Cao, are placed in a... More 

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

This place is amazing! Great location, really well laid out and a brand new museum- this place can give some other sites a run for the money in a couple of years. We took an afternoon tour from Trujillo with Moche Tours and had the place to ourselves. The gift shop has some very nice merchandise

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

El Brujo has the Cao site which is more recently discovered. Plus the main person buried there is a woman.

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Vilcabamba, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Since Huaca del Brujo is a bit further from Trujillo, we booked our tour through NORTH PERU TOURS. They arranged private transport and a guide who spoke very well English and was excelent informed. The archeological site of Huaca del Brujo used to be a sacred place for several cultures including the Moches, Waris, Inca’s and even until colonial times.... More 

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Trujillo, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This site has been developed a great deal over the last few decades. There has also been work done on linking finding with current esoteric practices. The museum is great and has a mummified priestess. Some trips here include lunch be warned there are no good restaurants nearby and the lunch won´t be up to much!

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