Chotuna-Chornancap is an extraordinary temple and pyramid complex covering over acres and years of history. The main area has two pyramids over. The Chotuna-Chornancap Site Museum, located between the. Christopher Donnan’s Chotuna and Chornancap: Excavating an Ancient Peruvian Legend, explores one of the most intriguing oral histories passed down .

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Look no further About. Native cotton plants have chornahcap planted in an effort to once again produce raw cotton locally, which is now being used in products. Archaeologists in Peru have found more than a dozen tombs suggesting human sacrifice at sprawling ruins on the northern coast, a seat of power for three ancient cultures and the possible center of a pre-Inca legend.

The Site Chotuna-Chornancap is an extraordinary temple and pyramid complex covering over acres and years of history.

The first, 8 months ago ended with a terribly lost and confused moto driver dumping us in the middle of nowhere, leaving us to walk back to Lambayeque.

The Moche people, who controlled coastal Peru for centuries until a dramatic collapse around ADhad a history of sacrificing captured warriors, Klaus said. The business is now self-managing, requiring no more training from SPI! The site may have been legendary in its own day, as well, and some archaeologists have found hints that a centuries-old legend chornwncap centered there.

At the center of the tombs, the archaeologists found a vhotuna with various offerings, including two clay pots, a sculpture of a smiling man and a vessel carved into the shape of a coquero — a person chewing coca leaves. The museum has the remains of several victims on display, including this young boy. Local women artisans have formed a new association with a strong vision to benefit their families and community through the sale of their products.


The Future SPI continues to work with this unique artisan community. To overcome this we welcomed the women’s husbands into the project, making them vital participants and accelerating efforts to create economic development!

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Tantalizingly close to the museum is the pyramid Chotuna. Many of the more impressive artifacts, including murals and the excavated temple of Naylamp are located at the pyramid Chornancap, seen in the far distant center. However the site is under threat from coastal climatic conditions and encroaching local inhabitants. So far, more than 50 sacrifice victims have been found at Chotuna-Chornancap, spanning hundreds of years and at least three civilizations.

According to an oral tradition recorded by two colonial-era Spaniards, a king named Naymlap arrived somewhere on the coast, chotjna AD, with a chorrnancap of balsa rafts and nearly all his people.

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After paying the 5 soles admission charge visitors are escorted to the one-year old site museum. Klaus told the Guardian that he hopes to analyze the new finds, discovered by the ruins of a temple, to confirm whether the victims were sacrificed. Particularly we need funds to provide key managerial and business training to allow the community to work better together, and help each other!

You can almost hear ancient voices enticing you to walk the ramp to the entrance door, but the voices of the museum staff speak louder.

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In fact, leaving the immediate area of the museum grounds is prohibited. We were told by museum staff and the moto driver that there is no possibility of getting anywhere close to Chornancap, and even if we could get there the site is closed to visitors.

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Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Baked in hot sun, cut in half by a The Community Around the site of Chotuna-Chornancap is a vibrant community, but one in need.

Consider donating to Chotunw Peru. See photos of the pyramids. The big thing we have learned Domestic duties were a large barrier to women committing time to the project. The ancient practice of the back-strap loom has been reinvigorated in the artisans and unique, high-quality hand-crafted goods incorporating local archaeological iconography are being created.

According to the tale, the last provoked a disastrous flood by giving in to temptation by the devil, ending the dynasty. The pyramid complex of Chotuna-Chornancap, located 10 miles to the southwest of the city of Lambayeque and discovered in is the physical ruin most closely associated with Naylamp.

Several sacrificial knives were found chornahcap a pyramid apparently dedicated to sacrifice.


The needs of the local community have meant some of them have built dwellings on the site, damaging its precious remains. The artifacts on display are original with many found in the complex. Chotuna-Chornancap is an extraordinary temple and pyramid complex covering over acres and years of history.

Around the site of Chotuna-Chornancap is a vibrant community, but one in need. Which to us is the major problem of the complex.