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The Chimú were the residents of Chimor with its capital at the city of Chan Chan in the Moche valley of Peru. Chimor was conquered 50 years before the arrival of the Spanish, so there were plenty of survivors from pre-Inca times to dictate the particulars of the daily life of the Chimú before their conquest by Inca Tupac Inca Yupanqui. Chimor grew out of the remnants of the Moche culture; initially, Chimú pottery had some resemblance to Moche pottery. References Chimor outline Categories: Historical stubs ... Overview of ruins of the Tschudi Complex, Chan Chan The largest Pre_Columbian city in South America, Chan Chan is an archaeological site located just north of Trujillo, Peru, covering an area of approximately 20 square kilometers. ... The Republic of Peru (Spanish: Perú; Quechua, Aymara: Piruw) is a country in western South America, bordering Ecuador and Colombia to the north, Brazil to the east, Bolivia to the east, south-east and south, Chile to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. ... This is a chart of the Peruvian cultural periods used by archaeologist studying the area. ... For other meanings of Inca, see Inca (disambiguation). ... See also Supa Inca Categories: Stub | Inca emperors | 1493 deaths ... Moche Pottery (Image © PROMPERU, used with permission) The Moche civilization (aka the Mochica culture, Early Chimu, Pre-Chimu, Proto-Chimu, etc. ...


The Chimú are best known for their distinctive monochromatic pottery and fine metal working of copper, gold, silver, and tumbago (copper and gold). The pottery is often in the shape of a creature, or has a human figure sitting or standing on a cuboid bottle. The shiny black finish of most Chimú pottery is not achieved by using glazes, but instead is achieved by firing the pottery in at high temperatures in a closed kiln which prevents oxygen from reacting with the clay. In anatomy, the cuboid bone is a bone in the foot. ... Charcoal Kilns, California A kiln is an oven that is used for hardening, burning, or drying anything. ... General Name, Symbol, Number Oxygen, O, 8 Chemical series nonmetals Group, Period, Block 16 (VIA), 2, p Density, Hardness 1. ... For the town in the United States, see Clay, New York. ...


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