Dominating the Chicama and Trujillo, the Moche civilization, also known or referred to as the Early Chimu or Mochica culture, was initially located in Peru, the Northern coastal region to be precise.
The Moche civilization of Peru was known to have existed for a very long time. Most say they even existed long before the Inca. They are known to have long existed and thrived from about 100- 180 CE.
As Moche civilization began, they ultimately began expanding and occupying territories. They allegedly expanded up to the valley of Piura and further expanded to the Huarmey Valley.
During the movement or expansion of this civilization, the Moche, using cohesion and military force and smart thinking, achieved a great deal as they took over neighboring territories and people as well.
This movement was said to have lasted for about 150 years, dating from 150 to 300 CE.
The expansion further lasted for another 300 years. Records have it that the time between 300 to 600 EC was the time the Moche civilization experienced what you might refer to as victory or continuous winning both economically and culturally.
Though scientists and researchers have been unsuccessful in finding much about this tribe, it seems they do not share so much about themselves, so it makes it quite impossible to tell or learn much about them.
Here is, however, one very important factor about the Moche civilization that is quite known by a lot of people
The people of Moche have such amazing and impressive artistic techniques.
Their ceramics are very important and their temples as well are a popular fact about this Moche civilization that has even made them gain a lot of international recognition.
Below are a few photos of their ceramics you should definitely have a look at:
However, Moche civilization is currently residing in Peru, after they’ ve flourished from the 1st to the 8th century CE on the northern coast. According to britannica ” The name is taken from the great site of Moche, in the river valley of the same name, which appears to have been the capital or chief city of the Moche peoples.”