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Published on May 27, 2010
Like the proverbial iceberg, there is much more to a museum and its collection than you can see at any one time. Keeper of Anthropology, Wayne Modest, takes us behind the scenes to show us some of his favourite pieces.
This collection of Moche ceramics depicts warriors on their way up in society and some soon to be on the way out. Permanently. To understand better what's going on, Wayne has asked acknowledged Moche expert George Lau to help unravel at least some of the mysteries of the Moche.
What do these pieces tell us about the Moche and how they lived and died? Do they leave us any clues as to how a once-mighty culture disappeared?