Huaca del Dragón
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The Huaca del Dragon, 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.
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