Moche wall sculptures, Peru

Moche wall sculptures, Peru

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Credit: PASQUALE SORRENTINO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Moche wall sculptures, at the El Brujo site in Peru. These painted sculptures depict prisoners taken by the Moche. El Brujo (The Sorcerer) is an archaeological site where three Moche huacas (temples) have been excavated. The temples were used for religious ceremonies such as burials and human sacrifices. The Moche were a pre-Hispanic people that lived in coastal river valleys in northern Peru. Their civilisation reached its height in the period from 100-700 AD.

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