Chotuna-Chornancap is an extraordinary temple and pyramid complex covering over acres and years of history. The main area has two pyramids over. The Chotuna-Chornancap Site Museum, located between the. Christopher Donnan’s Chotuna and Chornancap: Excavating an Ancient Peruvian Legend, explores one of the most intriguing oral histories passed down .

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The pyramid complex of Chotuna-Chornancap, located 10 miles to the southwest of the city of Lambayeque and discovered in is the physical ruin most closely associated with Naylamp. The first, 8 months ago ended with a terribly lost and confused moto driver dumping us in the middle of nowhere, leaving us to walk back to Lambayeque.

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This second attempt found us in a moto taxi on what amounts to a goat trail with a driver who stopped several times to ask directions from field workers. After paying the 5 soles admission charge visitors are escorted to the one-year old site museum. The museum doors are unlocked only when the occasional tourist succeeds in finding the location.


Once inside, the tiny museum is impressive with a wealth of written information and artifact displays.

The artifacts on display are original with many found in the complex. This tumi, or sacrificial ceremonial knife greets the visitor upon entry.

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Several sacrificial knives were found in a pyramid apparently dedicated to sacrifice. The museum has the remains of several victims on display, including this young boy.

Many of the more impressive artifacts, including murals and the excavated temple of Naylamp are located at the pyramid Chornancap, seen cuotuna the far distant center. We were told by museum staff and the moto driver that there is no possibility of getting anywhere close to Chornancap, and even if we could get there the site is closed to visitors.

Which to us is the major problem of the complex. Tantalizingly close to the museum is the pyramid Chotuna.

Chotuna and Chornancap: Excavating an Ancient Peruvian Legend

You can almost hear ancient voices enticing you to walk the ramp to the entrance door, but the voices of the museum staff speak louder. Like Chornancap, Huaca Chotuna is closed to visitors.


In fact, leaving the immediate area of the museum grounds is prohibited. See photos of the pyramids.

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