Ep. 27: The Chimú

Late in the 15th century, there was an empire on the Northern coast of modern-day Peru: The Chimor Empire.  The Chimu made their home in the Moche Valley, the culture who had inhabited the area over 500yrs prior.  On the dry western coast of the continent, the Chimu were able to create a thriving empire that controlled trade and made exquisite works of gold.  If it hadn’t been for a certain Inca who was coming down from the Andes, it is possible that this podcast would have a different title.

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Intro music by: Kalx aka Kaliran: Andean Lounge, Scream of the Devil

Transition music by: Kike Pinto

The Chimú capital of Chan Chan. From: The Lost History of the Incas

An administrative sector in Chan Chan. The city was the largest complex built by mud-brick adobe in pre-Hispanic America. From: The Lost History of the Inca.
Spondylous shell was a symbol for water and was widely traded along the coast and even into the mountains. From: The Lost History of the Incas.
From: Irrigation and Urbanization in Pre-Hispanic Peru: The Moche Valley

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