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“Museo Nacional Chavin,” in Chavin, Peru. – Unconventional Travel

“Museo Nacional Chavin,” in Chavin, Peru. – Unconventional Travel

Deity Figure, 3rd–6th century Honduras; Maya Jade (jadeite), cinnabar

Maya Deity Figure ~ century ~ Honduras, Mesoamerica, Copan, Santa Rita ~ Jade (pyroxene jadeite) ~ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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The Chavin were the first known pre-Columbian Andean civilization in the Andean highlands area of modern day Peru.

Warrior prepared for ritual combat. His high social position is expressed by his ceremonial attire, which includes a headdress decorated with paws and a mushroom in the rear, and pendant ear ornaments, both characteristic of the ceremonial attire of neighboring highlander populations to the coastal Moche 1 AD - 800 AD. Trujillo, La Libertad, Peru. Moche style | Museo Larco

Warrior prepared for ritual combat. His high social position is expressed by his ceremonial attire, which includes a headdress decorated with paws and a mushroom in the rear, and pendant ear ornaments, both characteristic of the ceremonial attire of neighboring highlander populations to the coastal Moche 1 AD - 800 AD. Trujillo, La Libertad, Peru. Moche style | Museo Larco

Feline Vessel, c. 300-100BC Peru, Moche, Early Intermediate Period

Feline Vessel, Peru, Moche, Early Intermediate Period, c.

Zona Arqueológica Chavín de Huántar. Foto 11

Zona Arqueológica Chavín de Huántar. Foto 11

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