Pre-Incan Ruins around Trujillo: Chan Chan, Huaca de la Luna, and El Brujo

The Yank without a Chain at Chan Chan

The Yank without a Chain in the middle of the road at Chan Chan

I headed north to Trujillo from Lima specifically to visit the pre-Incan ruins surrounding the city. Dating from AD 1470 (Chan Chan) to around AD 500 (Huaca de la Luna and El Brujo), the ruins are remnants of the Chimu and Moche tribes. Each of the sites has an accompanying museum which explores the culture and traditions of the respective tribe and the museums of Huaca de la Luna and El Brujo contain impressive pottery that look like they easily could have been removed from the kiln last week!

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