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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A pre-Incan civilization that flourished on the northern coast of Peru from about 200 B.C. to A.D. 600, known especially for its pottery vessels modeled into naturalistic human and animal figures.
  • n. A member of a people sharing the Mochica culture.

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  • At different times in its history, the Jequetepeque Valley formed part of the Mochica, Lambayeque, and Chimú states, and finally, of the Inca Empire.

    Susan Segal: Extraordinary Finds in Latin American Culture

  • At different times in its history, the Jequetepeque Valley formed part of the Mochica, Lambayeque, and Chimú states, and finally, of the Inca Empire.

    Susan Segal: Extraordinary Finds in Latin American Culture

  • Valued by Sotheby's at between $4,000 and $7,000 each, the objects are a Late Chavín (ca. 700-400 B.C.) hollow gold bead in the form of a head, a Late Chavín necklace of gold and turquoise beads with triangular gold pendants alternating with circular and triangular dangles, and an Early Mochica (ca. 300-100 B.C.) necklace composed of three strands of turquoise and gold beads with repoussé pendants bearing bird heads and wings.

    Jewelry Repatriated

  • Early Mochica (300-100 B.C.) turquoise and gold necklace was recently returned to Peru.

    Jewelry Repatriated

  • A grammar of the native language — Mochica — now dead, was compiled by

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 15: Tournely-Zwirner

  • The studies will be continued on descendents of the Mochica culture, from the same region, who are currently working on the Sican Project and with people who live in the vicinity of the Bosque de Pomac Historical Sanctuary.

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  • Keep in mind if you want the very best in Peruvian cuisine, the Mochica restaurant next door is probably a better bet,

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  • In 1463, Túpac Inca Yupanqui was appointed to lead the Inca army into neighbouring Chimor, a moon-worshipping culture descended from the Mochica.

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  • Many additional civilizations later existed in the Andes - the Mochica (100 CE - 750 CE) built the 41 metre stepped pyramid known as the Temple of the Sun at Moche.

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  • Luis Chero, the head of the Huaca Rajada Sipan Archaeological Complex, told EFE Monday that tombs are often found there that date back to the third century, but this burial confirms that the Moche or Mochica civilisation existed before that.

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