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Moche

(mō`chā) or

Mochica

(mōchē`kə), ancient Native American civilization on the coast of N Peru. Previously called Early Chimu (see ChimuChimu
, ancient civilization on the desert coast of N Peru. It is believed to have begun c.1200. The Moche, an earlier civilization, was previously known as early Chimu or proto-Chimu. After the decline of the Moche (c.
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), the Moche were warriors with a highly developed social and political organization. They built temples, pyramids, and aqueducts of adobe brick, were skilled in irrigation, and produced remarkable ceramics. In their stirrup jars, painted with scenes of everyday life, and their figure-modeled portrait jars they revealed fantasy and humor and achieved an astonishing fidelity to human forms. The civilization, which began c.A.D. 100, is believed to have lasted until the 8th cent.
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The events that took place in the chambers were so important they had been featured repeatedly on Moche ceramics, Alva said.
Octopus frontlet, 300-600 AD, Moche, Peru, La Mina, gold, chrysocolla, shells, 27.
Dessa forma, para fins ilustrativos com outros contextos sul-americanos, indicios apontam comparativamente esses casos ao complexo de sitios no Peru de Huaca de la Luna e Huaca del Sol, ambos formam um conjunto Huacas de Moche, principal nucleo urbano da antiga populacao Mochica, cujo desenvolvimento ocorreu no Vale del Moche entre os anos 2050 BP a 1450 BP (Aguilar et al.
In consideration of such an elegant and masterful presentation of Moche naturalism in the Larco shell vessel, this study begins by questioning why the Moche employed such a precise naturalistic style and why for a conch shell.
Aunque algunos sustentaron la tesis del monoteismo moche (cf.
Por supuesto que Walter Alba con su gran experiencia, en un instante supo que las piezas que le mostro el policia, eran originales y pertenecian a la cultura moche.
El proposito principal del presente trabajo fue determinar la influencia del turismo en el desarrollo local de las comunidades receptoras del destino turistico Trujillo, Peru, especificamente, de los distritos de Moche, Huanchaco y Centro Historico de la ciudad de Trujillo.
Most notable is her use of Pre-Columbian aesthetic resources and symbolism from the Valdivia and Moche cultures in Ecuador and Peru, respectively.
An archaeologist documents the tomb of a priestess from the Moche culture recently excavated and found at San Jose de Moro in Trujillo, on August 2.
Bernheim's spokesman, Rabbi Moche Lewin, told AFP that the Grand Rabbi was not available to respond to the latest developments in the scandal.
beaucoup moins que]Tu etais vieux, tu etais gros, tu etais petit et tu etais moche.