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Lost highway

San Jose de Moro (Peru)

San Jose de Moro (SJM) is a small community lost in the Pan-American Highway of the north of Peru. In 1991 archaeological excavations started and astonishingly, the tombs of the Priestesses of San José de Moro were discovered. These findings confirmed the site as one of the most important cemetery sites and ceremonial centers of the Moche society.

Since the first year of excavation, the San José de Moro Archaeological Program (SJMAP) has involved local residents of SJM with the archaeological activities and with the preservation of the site. ​Luis Jaime Castillo Butters, Scientific Director of SJMAP, has always been awared of the relevance of developing  adequately tourism.


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