The underground world of El Brujo Archaeological Complex: The ceremonial well

The archaeological prospections of September 1994 located, from a huaquero hole near Huaca Cao Viejo, a ceremonial well. The depth of desecration was suspicious: 4 meters. For this reason, it was decided to intervene in the place to understand what were the looters pursuing. The interventions determined that this great depression responded to a huge [...]

This is how the Vth Colloquium on Archaeology “Collections Policies and Management in Peru” went.

This past August 23rd, the Wiese Foundation gathered notable professionals specialized in the management and research of archaeological collections in the country. "On this occasion, we are gathered for an issue which, although it is absolutely central to allow the development of archaeological sites, it is seldom addressed: collections policies and management. At the Wiese [...]

The Feast of the Lady of Cao: This is how the leader of Magdalena de Cao was celebrated

This past August 24, the population from Magdalena de Cao paid homage to the Mochica leader with a parade and a gastronomy and handicrafts fair. However, it was a theater performance and the unveiling of the face of the main priest of Huaca Cao Viejo, which amazed domestic and international tourists. We describe here all [...]

The “Main Priest” of the Huaca Cao Viejo.

The research work that the Wiese Foundation has conducted in the El Brujo Archaeological Complex since 1991 was mainly focused on the Huaca Cao Viejo, a monumental testimony of the Moche epoch (100-800 A.D.) with further occupations in later epochs. One of the most important discoveries made at the Huaca Cao Viejo, between 2004 and [...]

First Archaeological Acknowledgments in El Brujo: Visit of Antonio Raimondi in 1868

One of the most fascinating topics about the El Brujo Archaeological Complex is precisely its name. According to the RAE, brujo means "that person who performs acts of magic or sorcery to dominate the will of the people or modify events, especially if it causes a harmful or malefic influence on people or their destiny." [...]

Santa María Editorial, Santa María Foundation and Wiese Foundation announce the book launch of IANCHAAK. A trip to the kingdom of the moches.

It is a wonderful youth literary work, written by Rosario Arias Quincot, which tells the adventures of three contemporary teenagers of diverse backgrounds, and classmates in the school, who by accident end up being part of the history of the Chicama Valley -on the Peruvian northern coast- and the El Brujo Archaeological Complex at the [...]