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Museo Larco: Chimu gold head dress


Chimu gold head dress
The images shows the fine gold jewelry created by the Chimu artisans on display at Museo Larco in Lima, Peru.

The Chimu culture flourished in northern Peru from 1000 CE until they were conquered by the Inca in 1470 CE. The Chimu culture was famous for their expertise in metal works, especially working with metals like gold and silver.

Unlike the Inca, Chimu worshiped the moon and considered it more powerful than the sun, an idea they inherited from Moche.

Visit: Lima, Peru, Ancient Cultures of Peru and Inca Civilization

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