The Moche culture existed in South America in the first centuries of our era. She is known for her craftsmanship and culture, and her paintings can be compared to those of ancient Greece.
During excavations in Peru, archaeologists discovered ancient frescoes belonging to the Moche culture. Despite their age, they are in fairly good condition and testify to the development of the arts among the inhabitants of the Nepeña River Valley, according to Heritage Daily.
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The Moche culture is a pre-Columbian culture of South America that existed during the 1st to 8th centuries AD on the coast of Peru. The center of this culture was the present city of Trujillo. This people inhabited mainly the valleys, separated from each other by the deserts of the arid coastal strip of Peru. The beginning of civilization takes from the valley of the Moche River of the same name, where this people lived. Subsequently, they extended their influence to the neighboring Chicama Valley, and after that, relying on the resources of the two valleys, they defeated their neighbors.
Excavations were carried out at the architectural complex of Panyamarca, built between 550-800 BC. AD, in the valley of the Nepenya River, walls decorated with frescoes were discovered. They depict two-faced figures, one of which holds a fan and a goblet, the other a fan and a staff. Other frescoes show mostly single figures, there is one that shows a group of people standing next to an anthropomorphic snake.
Other frescoes depict mostly individual figures, there is one that depicts a group of people standing next to an anthropomorphic snake.
Photo: Lisa Trever
Lisa Trever of Columbia University said: “Panyamarca has been a place of remarkable creative innovation and creativity, where artists have developed their knowledge of artistic canons in a creative and meaningful way as the people of Nepeña cemented their position in the far southern world of Moche.”
The team suggested that the wall murals are evidence of multicultural relationships and economies over long distances.
Photo: Lisa Trever
The team hypothesized that the wall murals, along with evidence of mountain-style textiles and tropical feathers found alongside local pottery and material culture during excavations, are evidence of long-range multicultural relationships and economies.
Earlier, Focus talked about the amazing tombs found in Peru: the mummies were wrapped in fabrics that were not found in all the Andes.
We also talked about the temple complex of the Huari culture, excavated in southern Peru.
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