National Geographic : 1947 Apr
Clouds of Dust of the Centuries Roll from Screening Operations at the Viru Valley's Earliest Pottery-making Site, Guafiape Under 12 feet of deposit of the Chavin people, first pottery makers in the valley, the expedition found relics ofapre-ceramic folk who farmed and fished. (c) National Ueograplic Society louacuruImes uyminuru Vvans, dr. A Christian Cross Stands on the Old Pagan Site of Huaca de la Cruz (Ruin of the Cross); tothe Eastward Loom the Andes The site in the central Viru Valley gains its name from the lonely wooden cross, replaced many times. Here dwelt and died the Mochica warrior-priest-god unearthed by this expedition. The seemingly bomb-pocked desolation of the site is the result of centuries ofdigging bytreasure hunters.