Trujillo Peru North Mission

Trujillo Peru North Mission
Amos de la Viña

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

P-day with the Assistants and Secretaries

Sharing an occasional p-day with the Elders from the office is a rare, and wonderful experience.
Saturday, our p-day, we headed to Casa Grande for a "huaca adventure."
 Huacas are temples from past civilizations here in Peru.  Some of the ruins include burial grounds, 
others, were ceremonial areas for giving sacrifices and offerings.
They are literally everywhere in our part of Peru.
 Here you can see some of the dwellings built into the sides of the mountain.
 Up and over the mountain, the huaca was on the back side, with burial sites everywhere that had been excavated years ago by those looking for treasures of gold, turquoise, and quarts crystals.
 Another small habitation built into the side of the mountain.
 Our tour guides were the Rodriguez family from Casa Grande. 
Hermano Rodriguez knew so much history of the area, and could even point out the difference civilization that lived there, by which type of ceramic, stone or clay shard we found.
 Here is an almost complete pot from the Mochica Period.
 Here we have a few femur bones sticking out of a grave.

 Thanks Rodriguez family for a wonderful day.  Thanks for finding the "sun block" plant too, it worked great!
 We then visited a fortress, above another huaca. 
We could see forever, I know why these people selected this place for their look-out.
The Walls of the fortress.  What a wonderful, beautiful day.
I have loved learning the history of this beautiful land, and I am grateful to those who have shared
it with me.