A pre-Inca culture that flourished on the coast of Peru in the 1st to 7th centuries ad.
- Inca rule started with the conquest of the Moche culture in Peru.
- The 1,500-year-old mummy may shed new light on the mysterious Moche culture, which occupied Peru's northern coastal valleys from about A.D.100 to 800.
- The revelation of gruesome forms of torture is puzzling in part because the Moche developed a vibrant and highly advanced culture.
From the name of an archaeological site on the northwest coast of Peru.
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