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“Earliest Moche Temple Site” 5 of 5 bubbles
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El Brujo
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Private Tour: El Brujo Archeological Complex
Ranked #6 of 56 things to do in Trujillo
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We invites you to enjoy the beauty of the magical landscape of El Brujo Archaeological Complex and the testimony of the greatness of the Moche culture (200-800 AD). The Moche culture left a great architectural legacy as an expression of art, power and prestige of one of the biggest cultural developments of ancient Peru, comparable with the great civilizations of the world. We invite you to appreciate the richness of this society from the presente view. They left us a future ... The discovery of the Lady of Cao is proof of that.
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“Earliest Moche Temple Site”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2012

Wonderful museum and archaeological site excavation. Museum is dedicated to the items found at the El Brujo site and does excellent job of presenting area history and finds. Labels are in Spanish and English. Photos not allowed in museum. Drive to site is fascinating. The archaeological site is surrounded by sugar cane fields as far as you can see. Amazing agricultural development surrounding Trujillo. Temple site still being excavated but temple construction and decoration is well presented and preserved. "Dama del Cao"(@400AD) was an incredible find. Tomb was undisturbed and findings well presented in museum. Recent work indicates that the "Dama" may actually predates the "Senor de Sipan" found near Chiclayo. Very much worth the visit!

Visited December 2012
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“EL Brujo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

Remote, but worth it. A fascinating, modern museum with great stuff and english explanations. Then the tomb pyramid itsself.

Visited September 2012
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Berkeley, California
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“Don't miss this one!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

This Moche pyramid complex is not to be missed. The pyramid itself is not that exciting, but the adjacent museum, housing the mummy of La Dama de Cao is spectacular! The museum displays the objects found in her tomb, together with her mummy, and they are breathtaking.

Visited September 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Amazing atmospheric pyramid overlooking the ocean.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012 via mobile

Isolated on the pacific coast with views across to other ancient huacas,the El Brujo complex is on traditional shamanic lands & has a strong vibe about it, especially at sunset. The museum at the site is brilliant & the pyramid itself is spectacular. Great to learn about the Señora de Cou with her tattoos & noble background. The museum shop has some classy souvenirs & the nearby pueblo is quiet, clean & has some nice artesanias tiendas. Worth visiting this site with a good guide. All in all, this area of Peru (including the areas around Chuckayo) is stunning & highlights the importance of the longstanding pre- Inca history in this country.

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Lima, Peru
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“Senora de Cao”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2012

A relatively recent discovery in Peru's rich archeological history, the "Senora de Cao" is an extremely well-preserved mummy unearthed at the "El Brujo" complex.

Covered in tattos and buried with dozens of ceremonial instruments, archeologists are only recently making gains into understanding her role within Moche society.

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Visited November 2011
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