It is located near the Moche river, that is why some scholars have assigned it an administrative function, associated to the control of the valley.

It was also known as Capuxaida or Pachacamac.It is calculated that 140 millions of adobes (sun dried mud brick) were used in this building. Nowadays, it is 40 m. high and 340 m. by 160 m. in its base.

In 1604,a group of tombs looters deviated the Moche river with the intention of opening up the temple to discover its hidden treasures. The biggest part of the platform was destroyed by this incident.