Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia 500 CE
The warlike Moche civilization continues to flourish.
What is happening in Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia in 500CE
The Moche and Nazca cultures continue to flourish along the Peruvian coast. The long-lasting growth in warfare amongst the peoples of this region, noticeable since the last days of the Chavin culture, finds vivid expression in Moche art, where lively scenes depict combat between warriors. These are echoed in the rich warrior graves of the period. The Moche glorified warfare, and their religion practised ritual combat, and along with it, human sacrifice.