National Geographic : 1947 Apr
Columbia University Expedition, 1946 OverOnce-mighty Chan-Chan, inthe Moche Valley, Hangs the Silence ofDeath and Desolation This ghost city, covering 11 square miles, once teemed with colorful life. Itflourished ascapital oftheChimu Empire which arose after Mochica times. But itfellto the conquering Incas-themselves doomed inturn. The adobe walls towering above thejeep form oneofthecity's many great compounds (page 453).