Press Release

Conserved Façade of Huaca de la Luna Presented to Public

With the purpose of evaluating the achievements attained in 2011 and to appreciate new discoveries, the main donors of the Huacas del Sol y de la Luna archaeological project gathered with the authorities of the National University of Trujillo and the Huacas del Valle de Moche Trust.

World Monuments Fund (WMF) was represented by Mrs. Marcela Pérez de Cuéllar, President of WMF Peru, Backus by Mrs. Malena Morales Valentín, Director of Sustainable Development and Corporative Matters, and the Fondo Nacional de Capacitación Laboral y de Promoción del Empleo (Fondoempleo) by Mr. Guillermo Rebosio, Executive Secretary.

On this occasion, new archaeological discoveries and the conservation work carried out in 2011 on the Ceremonial Plaza of Huaca de la Luna were presented. The main façade of the monument, consisting of seven steps decorated with polychrome reliefs, is now completely conserved after a 14-year project to remove rubble and stabilize the adobe. Now visitors will be able to appreciate the main façade of this important Moche monument in all its glory. In addition, new discoveries, including an altar in the plaza, have contributed to a better understanding of how the space was used.

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