Peru: Huacas del Sol y de la Luna


Objective: The valuing of the archeological site for the development of the Moche countryside community. 

The capital of the Moche empire (from about 100AD to 800 AD) was located in the Moche Valley, 8km South of the city Trujilo. The "Huacas del Sol y de la Luna" is a 12,000 sq meters masterpiece of polychrome murals showing a rich iconography and aesthetics . 

The four main components of the projects are archaeology, conservation, community benefits and social use. It also seeks to involve the nearby population in the opportunities that gives a responsible tourism.

Key facts

Location: Trujilo,Valle de Moche, La Libertad region 

Duration: 16 months 

Partners

Board of the Moche Valley Temples (Huacas del Valle de Moche) 

The organisation is a NGO that handles domestic and foreign private funds to promote, defend, protect and preserve the archaeological heritage found in the Moche Valley and promote the development of tourism in the Valley. 

Sponsor: Ivan Moncayo (Country President)

Promoter:  Julio Friedmann

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