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COMPLEX ARCHAEOLOGICAL THE SORCERER - I FINISH CEREMONIAL PATIO AND MAIN PLATFORM


In the summit of the Main Pyramid you are rakes of the following constructions, Ceremonial Patio, Second Ceremonial Enclosure, Main Platform and Altar.

He finishes Ceremonial Patio, located in the summit, it is an atmosphere for the celebrations that it only gathered to the noble mochicas. In their line it is similar to the Ceremonial Square, but of smaller size, restricting the number of people that you/they fit in her and therefore something sole right. It was adorned with religious symbols of the biggest importance. In different stages of this pyramid, the reasons represented in this patio were different. This way, for the constructive stage the reason represented relief on high is a being with fish head and snake body. The design consists on diagonal bands inside those that he/she repeats this same reason. They used the colors target, yellow, red, black, rosy and blue grizzly.

In the north side of the I finish Ceremonial Patio, the archaeologists of the Archaeological Complex Project The Sorcerer found a demolished wall that it collapsed for action of strong rains. When lifting it, thinking that they were single debris, they found that in one of the faces of the adobes of this wall there were remains of a frieze. When uniting all the adobes they could recognize the design: panels in form of rhombuses and triangles frame the high relief of a ferocious face with bulging eyes and penetrating look, nose wide and prominent mouth with big eyeteeth, framed in a guardilla of snakes. In the triangular panels he/she repeats, in small, the fierce same face of the panels romboidales, but in these a couple of long necks that you/they finish off in head of birds that spring from the inferior part of this faces highlight. The mark of the panels is of red and black color, the bottom of the guardilla of snakes is blue-grizzly, the snakes are of yellow color and the bottom of everything the rest it is white. This frieze is very similar to those that there are in the walls of the Ceremonial Patio in the summit of Huaca of the Moon in the valley of Moche. The frieze of Cao of Old was restored and restored in its original position by the conservatives of the Archaeological Complex Project The Sorcerer.

As it finishes off of Huaca Old Cao, the architects mochicas lifted a last platform, the highest, the nearest to the sky, the main one. Nobody, except for the great priest or the same curaca could arrive until there. The altar is on her. In the ceramic mochica it is drawn scenes where the participants are supernatural beings, with owl attributes, fox, hummingbird or puma among other. These scenes happened, in general, in small platforms with columns of trunks and roofs of 2 waters. During many years it was thought that these representations were fantastic and that they happened in the world of the gods. Thanks to the archaeological investigations it is known that this scenes were ceremonies that were carried out in the summit of the Main Platform. The highest characters in the society mochica assumed the papers of these supernatural beings to participate in these ceremonies that were to imitation of what happened in the world of the gods, because all that that there happened he/she had their similar one in our world.

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