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Moche archaeological site. Archaeologists working to restore Moche wall sculptures at the Huaca de la Luna site in Peru. These sculptures depict lizard-like creatures. Huaca de la Luna (The Temple of the Moon) is thought to have been used by the Moche for religious ceremonies such as 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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