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Moche gold ear ornament

Ear ornaments were one of the most significant adornments used to distinguish those individuals in power. In fact, when the Spanish arrived they called the Inca nobles 'orejones' (big ears) as their ears were enlarged by the ornaments they wore
Trujillo and Huanchaco

May 21st 2012
Trujillo The colonial city of Trujillo in northern Peru is known as the "Capital of the everlasting Spring." The city centre contains many examples of colonial architecture and most of them are surprisingly elegant and ornamented. Most of the buildings have been well preserved and are painted in vivid colours. Trujillo is close to two major sites of pre-Columbian monuments: Chan Chan, the ... read more
South America » Peru » Trujillo

Peruvian Flag Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
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