Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Gold Gold Gold

From the high Andean valley of Cajamarca I returned down to the derset coast. This time to the small city of Chiclayo.

In the numerous river valleys around the city are the remains of Moche and Sipan civilisations, and I explored these over two days. The oldest adobe pyramids here are also the largest. Remains from these two mounds, abandoned after the 1100AD El NiƱo floods are shown in the Sican site museum. Here are some of the exhibits:

The actually site from where these items were discovered still has ongoing archeological work going on.

Final stop of the day was to the Brunning museum which contains many items from the numerous civilisations Peru has given birth to. The exhibits here were fabulous.