This exhibit highlights two representations of warfare in pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica and the Andes.  First, the exhibit includes fineline drawings of images painted on ceramic vessels produced by the Moche, a culture that flourished on the north coast of Peru in the first centuries of the Common Era. Second, the Lienzo de Quauhquechollan tells the story of the conquest of Guatemala by the allied forces of the warriors of Quauhquecholteca and the Spanish. Start getting oriented by browsing this map.

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