Temples

Temple of the Moon and Sun

This site is called the Temple of the Moon and Sun, named after the two prominent buildings found there. It was built by the Moche, a Pre-Incan culture that was in power during the years 0-800 A.D., and is considered to be the capital of the Moche Empire. The temple of the sun was used for political and administrative purposes, and is the tallest adobe structure found in the Americas. Its counterpart, the temple of the moon, is found on the side of the cerro blanco, or white mountain. Temple of the moon was used for religious purposes, and is currently being restored and excavated. There are many reliefs and carvings found in the temple of the moon.

All of these pictures were taken from the Temple of the Moon. The Temple of the Sun can be seen in the distance.

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