The Lost Civilisation Of Peru

The Lost Civilisation Of Peru

Posted On: March 16, 2012
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Two thousand years ago a mysterious and little known civilization ruled the northern coast of Peru. Its people were called the Moche.

They built huge and bizarre pyramids that still dominate the surrounding countryside; some well over a hundred feet tall.

Many are so heavily eroded they look like natural hills; only close up can you see they are made up of millions of mud bricks.

But who were the Moche? How did they create such an apparently successful civilisation in the middle of the desert, what kind of a society was it, and why did it disappear?

For decades it was one of the greatest archaeological riddles in South America. But now at last, scientists are beginning to come up with answers.

The story of the Moche is an epic account of society that thought it could control the world and what happened to it when it found it couldn’t.

It’s a story of human achievement and natural disaster, human sacrifice and war.