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April 3rd, 2009 Holy week in Perú


semana-santa-ayacuchoThe Holy Week in the Christian world is the time where the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth are commemorates which posses a deep connotation between faithful of all parts of our world.


In Perú specifically in the Andean World the celebration of this event is with colorful and great fervor; depending of the custom and tradition of celebration.


In Cusco, Ayacucho and also Huaraz and Tarma, Is possible to observe this great celebration

En Perú podemos observar estas celebraciones con gran esplendor en Cusco, Ayacucho y también Huaraz y Tarma (la perla del Ande).

Cusco the millenary city life this celebration with greats faith, population overturns to the street all Monday of Holy week, the devotion by the Taitacha 1 of the tremors (In the first time call Lord of the good death, change his name to Lord of the Tremors when Cusco had suffered in 31 may of 1650 a earthquake that destroyed many houses and temples and the population extract in procession the figure of the Lord of Tremors and end the natural movements). During the celebration of Holy week the typical food is presented.

senor-de-los-tembloresThe Celebration of Holy Week is lived with big emotion by population of Ayacucho city. The celebration begin on Sunday of branches with the traditional entrance call Chamiza (after noon), beasts of burden and donkeys enter loading chamiza (kind of plants), it will be deposit near at the Cathedral to burn on Sunday of glory, day that end the celebrations.

Holy Week in Perú have his own characteristic and his own way of living, is a mix of beliefs but all directed to the faith to get a better place for live.




April 3rd, 2009 Ponies of Totora (Riding in the Waves)


caballito-totoraThe geographical space where the Moche developed was especially cost, population basically use to ate sea food of fishing, rich in variety of fish, because the Peruvian sea always was a principle food source.



The Mochicas used to service the fishing activity and developed in the low cost, in the better bay of Perú (Chimbote). “Examining the Mochica pictography check that the best activity of AIAPAEC ” and the big heads consisted in sea excursions to pos of the daily fauna… (Los Mochicas – Rafael Larco Hoyle).



Fort the accomplishment to fishing activity The Mochicas used crafts in form to rafts which were constructed with the totora barks. The capacity of this crafts was limited for two persons. Also used the fabulous “Ponies” of Totora, with which can to ride the waves and fishing.




At present this traditional crafts (Ponies of Totora) are being employees by fishermen that inhabit in little ports and creeks.


The original name of this traditional crafts is TUP which come of the MUCHICK. By the form to riding the waves this crafts was calling for the Spanish “Ponies” and Totora which is the material used in the constructed of this rafts.


The useful life of this rafts is one month because the fragility of the Totora by the contact with the water and the pass of the time.






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April 3rd, 2009 Lord of Sipan


tumba-de-sipanThe discovery of the tomb of the Lord of Sipan (in 1987 in the region of La Libertad, to 35 km at southeast of Chiclayo city), reveals one of the more impressive burial from the Mochica culture that highlight with their big goldsmith metalworkers, planners and hydraulic engineers, this culture has been developed in the I and VII century in the cost of the north of Perú.


The Works has done by many archaeologists between them for example Walter Alva, Susan Meneses and Luis Chero give us valuable information over this culture.


Archaeological evidence like Pyramidal temples, Fortifications and irrigations works are a sample of creativity and big technological level on the complex organization.


Their Knowledge in orfebrery give place to process the copper like one of the material more used in the manufacturing of tools, weapons and other.



“Their more important feat was Copper Brown with sophisticated techniques that give the same result Electrolyte system invented in Europe to finish of the XVIII century”… (Archaeologist Walter Alva)


The arts of Mochica Culture presented the image of world where they function in the cultural as the religious, becoming to be hight evidence of his culture. “Present significative events, ceremonials items and probably myths and stories that reflect the world conception”… (Archaeologist Walter Alva)


Ornaments and symbols represented on the Mochica art give us one key of the role that Lord Sipan had in the Mochica organization.


“The top of social structure and politic of Mochica culture was occupied by Lord of Sipan in his time, with character semi divine, to judge by the objects found and his accompanist”… (Archaeologist Walter Alva)


His clothes and ornaments suggest that all sacred ceremonies were done by this personage. Highlight on his ornament the earmuff with the sacred bird in the “purification ritual”.


The Lord of Sipan had a 1.67meters (tall in his time), apparently death with only 3 month of government, approximately to the age of 40 years.


The tomb discovered of this majestic Lord is very important because is the first time that discovered a tomb with dating before to the Inca culture and any kind of alteration or damage, allowing of this way realized studies that help to understand the incredible Moche culture.


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