The Moche Countryside

The city of the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon are no longer inhabited, as it was abandoned in 850 AD. But the heirs to its cultural wealth still live in its surroundings today, in the countryside of the Moche. Every dark face tanned by the sun reflects the features of the magnificent Moche—creators of the most beautiful ceramics, best silversmiths in the world, and creators of the holiest city in pre-Hispanic northern Peru. 

Walking through the countryside enables us to appreciate the Moche lifestyle; we can see it in their craftsmanship, as expressed in the manufacture of pottery, leather goods, wood and stone carvings, baskets, and others.  It is also reflected in their gastronomy, expressed in local specialties like sopa teologa (Theologian Soup) and Pepian de Pava (a turkey and pureed corn dish) and in regional dishes such as ceviche, cabrito (goat) and stewed duck. It also allows us to appreciate the landscape that highlights their traditional crops and family gardens.

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This website has been produced thanks to financing from:
Fondoempleo - Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon Archaeological Project - National University of Trujillo - Pyramids of the Moche Valley Board
Translation: Elizabeth Pratt
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March 2011