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Pyramid of the Sun, Moche Valley, Peru

Marilyn Bridges

1989

Gelatin silver print

11 in. x 14 in. (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm)

Gift of Ray Thomason

2009.329

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The Pyramid of the Sun (Huaca del Sol) is located in the coastal desert near Trujillo, Peru. The Moche civilization built the structure as a series of terraces constructed from an estimated 130-140 million adobe bricks. Although approximately two-thirds of the structure has eroded since its completion around 450 CE, the Pyramid of the Sun would once have been the largest adobe structure in the Americas.

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