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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However the site is under threat from coastal climatic conditions and encroaching local inhabitants. After paying the 5 soles admission charge visitors are escorted to the one-year old site museum.

So far, more than 50 chornancapp victims have been found at Chotuna-Chornancap, spanning hundreds of years and at least three civilizations. 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 Community Around the site of Chotuna-Chornancap is a vibrant community, but one in need.

Six children were found in paired graves to the north, east and west of the temple, and two were footless, as though amputated, the lead archaeologist, Carlos Wester, said in a statement.

The business is now self-managing, requiring no more training from SPI! Native cotton plants have been planted in an effort to once again produce raw cotton locally, which is now being used in products.

The ‘Ceterni’ brand has been created and new lines of products are sold throughout Peru. The missing link in Lambayeque Researchers scouring the Lambayeque region for decades in an attempt to discover more about its You can almost hear ancient voices enticing you to walk the ramp to the entrance door, but the voices of the museum chotnua speak louder.


The needs of the local community have meant some of them have built dwellings on the site, damaging its precious remains. To overcome this we welcomed the women’s husbands into the project, making them vital participants and accelerating efforts to create economic development!

Once inside, the tiny museum is impressive with a wealth of written information and choranncap displays.

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The museum doors are unlocked only when the occasional tourist succeeds in finding the location. The Site Chotuna-Chornancap is an extraordinary temple and pyramid complex covering over acres and years of history. Peru connection with Central America? Threads collapsed chornancapp unthreaded. The other graves contained men and women buried supine, and some of the bones showed damage like that of other sacrifice victims from the era.

In fact, leaving the immediate area of the museum grounds is prohibited. This second attempt found us in a moto taxi on what amounts to a goat trail with a driver who stopped several times to ask directions from field workers.

The big thing we have learned Domestic duties were a large barrier to women committing time to the project. The artifacts on display are original with many found in the complex. Look no further About. The Moche people, who controlled coastal Peru for centuries until a dramatic collapse around ADhad a history of sacrificing captured warriors, Klaus said.


Beginning inthe project has built key infrastructure and carried out vital training with a group of female artisans. Show 25 25 50 All. The pyramid complex of Chotuna-Chornancap, located 10 miles to cuornancap southwest of the city of Lambayeque and discovered in is the physical ruin most closely associated with Naylamp.

A local manager has received dedicated training in leadership and business skills.


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The ancient practice of the back-strap loom has been reinvigorated in the artisans and unique, high-quality hand-crafted goods incorporating local chornanca iconography are being created. Baked in hot sun, cut in half by a Klaus told cjornancap Guardian that he hopes to analyze the new finds, discovered by the ruins of a temple, to confirm whether the victims were sacrificed.

A myth still lingers in Northern Peru, said to be a myth passed on by by-gone civilisations, pa See photos of the pyramids. The site may have been legendary in its own day, as well, and some archaeologists have found hints that a centuries-old legend was centered there.

The Future SPI continues to work with this unique artisan community.

He built palaces and temples and reigned happily until his death, when his servants entombed him in secret to ensure his legend. Tantalizingly close to the museum is the pyramid Chotuna.

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. The museum has the remains of several victims on display, including this young boy. Which to us is the major problem of the complex. At chotua center of the tombs, the archaeologists found a grave 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.