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HUACA DRAGON OR HUACA OF THE RAINBOW


It is one of the pyramidal oldest huacas in the valley, being considered the first establishment of the culture Wari in the valley of Moche.

The North American investigator Richard Schaedell considers that the place has an antiquity of 1.100 years, ubicándosele in the period of development of regional cultures that is among the Horizons Chavín and Tiahuanaco.

He/she understands a total area of 3.245 square meters, with 59 meters long, 55 of wide and 10 meters high. It is an adobe construction and mud, in almost square way whose walls present motley form.

He/she allows to admire the high development grade that Wari reached since in engineering the whole structure it is antisísmica.

Their structure presents a succession of superimposed guided platforms from this to west. One presumes that originally he/she should have three floors and that one of their functions went to carry out religious celebrations in honor to the rainbow or other natural phenomena related with the rain and the fertility of the floors.

They highlight, as spaces associated to the construction, the presence of fourteen warehouse rooms or "colcas" where stayed seeds and agricultural other products coming from different regions. In the ornamental thing, their walls exhibit figures on high relief of mud with representations zoomorfas and anthropomorphous.

The huaca has been denominated The Dragón by the importance and fame of a figure of high relief that it exists in one of the main walls. This figure is bicephalous, similar to a dragon, with a sinnúmero of paws, to the way of a centipede. The had adobe walls have been decorated with reliefs that represent to the rainbow, reason for which is also known as Huaca Arch Iris.

They have been veiticinco wooden idols, of hunchback aspect, with inlays of shells in different parts of the body, possibly used as amulets.

Source: http://www.arqueotur.org/yacimientos/huaca-the-dragon-or-the-arch-iris.html



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