Moche carvings, Huaca de la Luna

Moche carvings, Huaca de la Luna

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Credit: RICHARD WAREHAM FOTOGRAFIE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Moche carvings. Carving of the Moche god Ai apaec (decapitador) surrounded by stingray patterns on a wall in a temple complex. This carving is at the Huaca de la Luna (Temple of the Moon) in the ruins of Cerro Blanco, an ancient Moche capital city in northern Peru. 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. Photographed in 2016.

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