Lecture: The remarkable changing story of the Moche of North Peru
January 18, 2022 7:45 PM - 9:00 PM at Marlborough Road Methodist Church and on Zoom
Lecturer: Philippa Hurst
The British Museum exhibition, ‘Peru Uncovered’, is showing visitors how many more remarkable cultures existed before the Inca. One of the most fascinating, best known and intensely studied is the Moche culture dating from 100 to 800 AD spreading through the North Peruvian valleys. One remarkable discovery, about 30 years ago, revolutionised archaeology on the North Coast and brought more interest in the Moche.
Philippa was a member of the Society’s Home Front Research Group and is now researching the city’s first Board school and the School Board’s role. Discovering the numerous sites in north Peru started her fascination with the area. Travelling by road through the country helped her appreciate these cultures’ remarkable achievements in such challenging environments. A previous lecture was about the first people arriving here, Huaca Prieta and the earliest civilisation based in Caral.
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