Plaza de Armas In Trujillo
Another shot of the Cathedral
The Monasterio del Carmen
Jirón Francisco Pizarro
The gate at Plaza El Recreo
The Moche civilisation was a pre-inca civilisation existing from 100CE to 800 CE. There are two main temples in the ruins with the remains of the town between. They lie at the base of the Cerro Blanco - a mountain sacred to the Moche, and the burial place for their human sacrifices.
Huaca del Sol
The ruins of the village of Moche
The method by which the sacrifices were chosen was a system if ritual combat. The two warriors would fight each other until one removed the helmet of the other. The loser was then stripped naked and paraded in front of the town in the manner of a captured enemy. All the possessions of the loser became the property of the winner and the loser was then sacrificed.
The place where the sacrifices occurred
Decorated walls in the temple
Another decorated wall
A depiction of Al Paec - God of the Sun, War and human sacrifice
There are 9 palaces at Chan Chan. Each time a ruler would die, the palace would be closed and turned into a tomb - and a new one built to house the new ruler.
Only one of the palaces has been excavated, however it's an impressive structure surrounded by a 12m wall.
The wall surrounding the palace
Decorations on the walls
Depictions of fishes and the changing currents in the sea
The tax collection area and storehouse
The king's tomb