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HUACA DE LA LUNA

The levels of the Huaca

With the evidence available, experts have been able to recreate the architectural layout of the buildings that existed on the platform at the south west corner of the grouping, noted for its massive construction.

This platform was made up of two principal architectural elements:an upper level located in the north east and a lower one to the south and north west, which were not linked but functioned as separate spaces.

The high level forms a rectangle of nearly 130 x 130 yards, 95 feet above the level of the natural plain. Access was through a great corridor with a parapet, that went around the sides of the building.

On the north east corner a great ramp stands out in the shape of an L, leading to three rooms. The first of these, according to studies made, would appear to be an internal, white painted patio; in the second, made up of a large room with a running bench, there is a mural painting.

The third room was reached through an arch at the end of the south ramp. Experts have not yet formldated a hypothesis regarding its use.

The lower level is 80 feet above the level of the plain and consisted of two sections.

A long passageway led to the first which was made up of two fairly small rooms; the south section was of greater importance having a 60 x 50 yard patio decorated in relief and also two groups of small rooms.


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