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Mo·che

 (mō′chā, -chĕ) also Mo·chi·ca (mō-chē′kə)
n. pl. Moche or Mo·ches or Mochica or Mo·chi·cas
1. A pre-Incan civilization that flourished on the northern coast of Peru from about the first to eighth centuries ad, known especially for its pottery vessels modeled into naturalistic human and animal figures.
2. A member of a people sharing the Moche culture.
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Similarly, he might have modernized the orthography of the Spanish, Quechua, and Mochica language texts in his edition of the lyrics.
These expeditions led to a new historical chronology that begins with a Pre-Ceramic or Caral Period (3000-2000 BC) characterised by monumental coastal architecture; the Cupisnique culture (1200-200 BC); the Chavin (900-200 BC); the Paracas (700-1 BC) and Mochica (200-800 AD).
In 1924, he reproduced this vessel in a collection of 280 pictures of pottery originating from the Mochica (Moche or Muchik) culture titled Arte Antiguo Peruano, volume II; all pieces depicted in this work are distributed among various museums in Lima (20).
Washington, Aug 16 (ANI): Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a teenager of Mochica community, buried more than 1,600 years ago in Peru.
The three are thought to belong to the Mochica community which ruled the northern coast of Peru from the time of Christ to the eighth century A.
Hernandez's intent was to reference the burnished surfaces of the ware of numerous traditional cultures--including pre-Columbian works such as those of the Nazca or Mochica, certain contemporary South- and Meso-American works and those of the American Southwest and Northwest, among others.
La huaca de la Luna was the ceremonial religious center of the mochica mythology also of the construction, la huaca de la Luna is emphasized by having temples which were built and superimposed in different periods.
The Moche culture is also sometimes referred to as Mochica, a word that refers to the dialect spoken in the Trujillo area at the time of the Spanish conquest.
It is an example of ancient Peruvian Mochica civilisation art dating back to 700AD and is regarded by experts as one of the most important artefacts in Peruvian cultural heritage.
Unlike the stylized approach their contemporaries in, other parts of the Americas took for creating figurative sculptures, Mochica potters preferred realism.
Alma Latina, an acoustic quartet of violin, guitar, voice, and percussion, performed traditional Cuban and Latin-American dance music, while Mochica del Peru, another acoustic quartet of string, wind, and percussion instruments, delivered an array of Andean sounds.
Their unusual quality or, perhaps, secret is in the artist's combination of authentic objects and fragments of centuries-old pre-Columbian cultures in silver: Chavin beads, bits of Paracas or Nasca textiles or Huari cloth, Mochica objects, elongated Chimu mullu shell beads, monkey bone carved by hand in the Peruvian Amazon, ceramic shards, mother-of-pearl, turquoise, and feathers.