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May 19, 2015

New Early Moche Temple and Other Discoveries in Peru

A Peruvian team is excavating at Moche sites in the Mata Indio zone in Peru. They have found a temple with 30 drawings. The team is looking to find smaller temples connecting the borders between the valley and the desert. Pre-Moche artifacts found there go as far back as 1500 BCE. A Moche era temple, dated at 200-300 CE, painted white and yellow with paintings has been uncovered. The site covers 6,700 acres

Latino Fox News has the report here;
http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/entertainment/2015/05/18/archaeologists-seek-to-unveil-mysteries-peru-mochica-culture/

And in a follow up story, Peru this week reports that the temple dates back to earliest Moche times. Two smaller mounds have been found with evidence of various occupations. Evidence of roads used to cross the desert have been uncovered. A good photo of the temple excavation included.
http://www.peruthisweek.com/news-lambayeque-temple-found-in-cerro-mato-indio-106252

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