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Moche pyramids of the Sun and the Moon

One of the most beautiful cities in Peru, Trujillo was founded in 1534 by Peru's conquistador Francisco Pizarro who named it after his birthplace in Spain. This colonial and republican city, 560 km. (350 miles) north of Lima flourished when numerous families of nobles settled there to exploit gold and silver mines and the large sugar plantations. Just south of Trujillo lie the imposing 130-foot high Moche pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, the center of Moche power from 100 to 600 AD and the tallest adobe structure in the Americas.

Huaca del Sol

Huaca del Sol y la Luna. Huaca del Sol was the largest construction in America in its day. Nearly 10 tonnes of gold & silver were extracted by the early 16th century. 6000 square meters of mural paintings are believed to have covered the Huaca de la Luna.

Huaca de la Luna

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