Moche Ruins and Moche Sites

If you are keen to discover Moche ruins and Moche sites and want to find the best places to view Moche period history then you can explore our interactive map above or navigate further by using the links below.

Moche was a pre-Inca civilisation, pre-dating the Chimu civilisation. It is sometimes described as early Chimu and dates from roughly 100 AD to 900 AD

We have an initial selection of Moche historical sites and you can plan some fascinating places to see on your trips. Once you’ve explored the list of Moche ruins and selected those you wish to visit you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook. This useful trip-guide will help you make the most of your time exploring Moche sites.

Our database of Moche historic places is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of other Moche sites, remains or ruins, you can always add them to Historvius now by visiting our upload page.

Moche: Site Index

Photo by Veronique Debord (cc)

El Brujo

El Brujo is a Moche (early Chimu) archaeological site in Peru inhabited between 100 and 700 AD.

Royal Sipan Tombs

The Sipan Tomb Museum holds the treasures of the 4th century tomb of the Moche Lord of Sipan.

The Bruning Museum

The Brüning Museum has a varied set of exhibits from Peru's history, focusing primarily on the pre-Incas.

The Moche Temples

The Moche Temples are two ancient adobe pyramid temples located in northern Peru.