Wow – I’ve never heard of this place. Remarkably well-preserved for such ancient adobe – I guess because of the dry climate. Rosanna, thanks for the great photos.—reposted from Strolling South America.
On the coast of Northern Peru, ancient adobe brick structures lie in the sandy desert. They’ve sat here for more than 1500 years and they’re slowly eroding away, leaving behind melted lumps of earth. We visited two of these sites, Huaca de la Luna and Chan Chan, both easily accessible by public transport. Although superficially they may appear similar, the sites belong to two different cultures; the Moche, present 100-800 AD, and the Chimu, who grew out of the remains of the Moche and flourished until the Inca conquest in the 1400s. Click the links for the full article and photos.