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The Brujo Archaeological Complex

Posted by Carmen Maria Guevara Protzel on Oct 14, 2017 11:40:00 AM

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"Huaca Cao Viejo" is an archaeological site dating back to the Moche culture (100 BC-650 AD).

It is a badly damaged, stepped pyramid with a central court that was probably used primarily for religious ceremonies. This pyramid is undoubtedly the most impressive Moche site in the Chicama Valley and is nowadays more often referred to as "EL BRUJO" ("The Sorcerer").

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El Brujo Site Museum

This current name is due to the common practice of shamans of the North coast (who also are called “brujos” or “curanderos”) to hold some of their healing ceremonies at prominent hills or prehispanic ruins, which they consider to be places of power.

If you are interested in visiting the complex  and many other sites we invite you to Learn More on our Northern Peru Programs

 

Carmen Maria Guevara Protzel

Topics: northern peru

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