Peru Trippers Travel Agency & Tourism Info





Tourism Info Flights to Peru Peru sightseeing tours Peru amazon and jungle tours Peru rent a car in Peru Lima Peru vacation guide Peru Tourism Peru trip advisor Peru Travel Bureau Peru Tourist Information back Index



Peru Recommended Tours
Peru Recommended Tours
Tours Destination :
Cusco & Machupicchu
8d / 7n
Machupicchu & Titicaca Lake
10d / 9n
Machupicchu & Nazca
11d / 10n
Machupicchu & Rainforest
11d / 10n
Inca Trail to Machupicchu
12d / 11n
Machupicchu & The Amazon
12d /11n
Machupicchu,Nazca & Titicaca
13d /12n
Wonders of Peru & Bolivia
14d /13n
From the Andes to the Rainforest
16d /15n
Total Peru Tour
22d / 21n
Honeymoon in Machupicchu
8d / 7n
Inti Raymi Tours
9d / 8n
Relax in Cusco
10d / 9n
Peru & Comfort
12d / 11n
Enjoy & Help in Peru
14d / 13n
Royal Tours in Peru
15d / 14n
Peru Mystic Experience
15d / 14n
Extreme adrenaline in Peru
16d / 15n
Peru Hotels
Peru Hotel Bookings
South of Peru Accomodations
Centre of Peru Accomodations
North of Peru Accomodations
Instant bookimgs free of charge
Peru Tourism
Peru Tourism

All About Peru

Peru Tourism

Peru by Destination

Peru Tourism

Peru Culture

Peru Tourism

Peru Adventure

Peru Tourism

Peru Nature

Peru Tourism

Peru Tourist Circuits

Peru Tourism
Train To Machupicchu

Train Ticket to Machupicchu Bookings

Cusco Package Tours 4 d 3 n

IncaTrail Cheap Tour

Machupicchu Historical Sanctuary

Machupicchu For Couples

Machupicchu Luxuty Hiram Bingham

Machupicchu for Backpackers

Machupicchu by Train VIstadome

Cusco To Puno By Train Andean Explorer

Machupicchu Tourism
Peru Treks







Huaca de la Luna


Huaca de la Luna ("Temple/Shrine of the Moon") is a large adobe brick structure built mainly by the Moche people of northern Peru. It, with the Huaca del Sol, is part of Huacas de Moche, the remains of an ancient Moche capital city called Cerro Blanco by modern archaeologists.
The Huacas de Moche site is located 4 km outside the modern city of Trujillo, near the mouth of the Moche River valley. The Huaca de la Luna, though it is the smaller of the two huacas at the site, yields the most archaeological information. The Huaca del Sol was partially destroyed and looted by Spanish conquistadors in the 17th century, while the Huaca de la Luna was left relatively untouched. It is believed today that the Huaca del Sol may have been more administrative, military, residential and burial mound for the Moche elite, while the Huaca de la Luna served a largely ceremonial and religious function, though it contains burials as well
Though today the Huaca de la Luna is colored the soft brown of its adobe brickwork, just after its construction it would have been an impressive site to behold. The huaca was decorated in registers of murals which were painted in black, bright red, sky blue, white, and yellow. The sun and weather has since faded these murals away, but other murals used in earlier phases of construction can still be seen inside the Huaca. Many of these depict a deity now known as Ayapec. "Ayapec" is a pre-Quechua word translating as all knowing. "Wrinkle-Face" is the name given to another deity by the later Inca because of the deity's appearance.
An interesting aspect of the temple's construction is that many of the later bricks used in the structure bear one of over 100 different markings, maybe corresponding to each group of laborers. Each "team" was maybe assigned a mark to put on their bricks, and these were used to count the number of bricks laid for financial as well as (presumably) competitive purposes.
The Huaca de la Luna itself is a large complex of three main platforms, each one serving a different function. The northernmost platform, at one time brightly decorated with a variety of murals and reliefs, was destroyed by looters. Because of this, the central and southern platforms have been the focus of most excavations. The central platform has yielded multiple high-status burials interred with a variety of fine ceramics, suggesting that it was used as a burial ground for the Moche religious elite, while the Huaca del Sol may have been used for the interment of rulers.
The eastern platform, black rock & adjacent patios were the site of human sacrifice rituals which are depicted in a variety of Moche visual arts, most notably painted ceramics. After their sacrifice, bodies of victims would be hurled over the side of the Huaca and left exposed in the patios. This finding is supported by the discovery of multiple skeletons of adult males found at the foot of the rock, all of whom show signs of grisly trauma, usually a severe blow to the head, as the cause of death.
The World Monuments Fund has been working at Huaca de la Luna because the site requires conservation work, including ongoing assessments, documentation, stabilization, and consolidation of excavated architectural and decorative elements.




















Email Contact : Phone : 0051 + 999017609
WhatsApp0051 + 999017609
S. Guzman Barron # 3816 - Condevilla SMP Lima 31 South America Peru
Trippers Peru : Tours & Travel Agency │ Machu Picchu Peru Tours


Tourism Peru
Peru Travel
Peru Reisen
Peru Voyage
Peru Viaggi
Peru Viagem
Turismo en Peru
Peru Travel
Peru Tourism
Tourism Peru
Peru Travel
Peru Recommended Tours
Peru Treks
Peru Jungle Tours
Jungle Lodges Reservations
Train To Machupicchu
Peru Info
Tourism Peru
Peru Tourist Circuits
All Peru Tours
Peru Tours Superior
Peru Escorted Escape Tour
Escorted Fixed Departure Tours
Peru Affordable Tours
Peru Familiy Tours
Premiun Inca Trail
Luxury Adventure Tours
Luxury Inca Trail
Peru Tours Premiun
Peru Gourmet Tours
Peru Archaeology Tours
Peruvian Train Journay
Peru Birding Tours
Wildlife Tours in Peru
Peru Fishing Tours
Mountain Biking Tours
All Peru Treks
Machupicchu Tours Specials
Tailor Made Peru Tours
Peru Adventure Tours
Peru Jungle Tours
Peru Last Minute Trips
Homestay & Working Tour
Volunteering Programmes
Peru Honeymoon Tours
Authentic Colors of Peru
Rafting & Kayac Tours
Cycling & Surfing Tours
Disavility Tours in Peru
Wheelchair Tours in Peru
Special needs Tours in Peru
Add on Tour Externsions
Galapagos Islands Honeymoon
Peru Tourism
Galapagos Tourist Information
Email Contact : Phone : 0051 + 999017609
WhatsApp0051 + 999017609





























Peru Treks Galapagos Islands Cruises