Monthly Archives: January 2018

Powerful women like the Lady of Cao, by CNN Noticias


The discovery of female mummies buried with gold and weaponry has led experts to believe that Moche women may have held political and religious positions. Lady Cao, the name given to a mummy discovered at the ancient archaeological site of El Brujo in 2005, was found with a wealth of objects and elaborate tattoos over [...]

Nacre and Spondylus Necklaces: Art and History in Jewelry


A handmade collection of nacre and spondylus earrings and necklaces are currently being exhibited at the Cao Shop at El Brujo Archaeological Complex. These exclusive models are inspired by the Lady of Cao’s funerary trousseau. These materials, nacre and spondylus, were utilized and appreciated by the ancient Moche settlers, as we can see in their [...]