Huaca del Dragón

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Wall in the Huaca Dragon or Arco Iris.

The Huaca del Dragon,[1][2] also called Huaca del Arco Iris is an archeological site located in the Peruvian city of Trujillo, near Chan Chan. It is a large religious monument, administrative and ceremonial center. It is constructed of adobe, with murals decorated with friezes in relief showing human figures and representing a rainbow.


Upon entering the Huaca a ramp leads to the first level. Figures carved on the walls take the form of a dragon (hence its name). Another ramp, smaller than the first, leads to the second level. This level hosts pits, which were possibly used to store food.[3]

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  • Kubler, George. (1962). The Art and Architecture of Ancient America, Ringwood: Penguin Books Australia Ltd., pp. 247–274

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Coordinates: 8°04′35″S 79°02′56″W / 8.0765°S 79.0489°W / -8.0765; -79.0489