Chimu state existed in Peru before the Inca Empire. State Chimu reached its power in the 15th century, shortly before the conquest of the Incas. The capital city of Chan Chan is located in the valley of the river Mocha.
Center of Chan Chan was divided into nine “citadels walls,” each built of mud-brick finished with mud, and each of which contains temples, cemeteries, gardens, reservoirs.
In the central part of the city of Chan Chan were funerary platform where the leaders of the tribe were buried. Many of these platforms were looted by the Spanish conquistadors in 1532.