|During the Middle Horizon (500-900 A.D.), the Andes were under the sway of two empiresWari in the southern highlands of modern Peru, and Tiwanaku, near Lake Titicaca in Bolivia. Near the mouth of the Supe River, on the north coast, Max Uhle uncovered the ruins of an important outpost of the Wari Empire. Known as Chimu Capac, it was a fortified ceremonial center. Among its burials he found many well-preserved painted textiles and fine garments. The Uhle collection is also rich in material from the central coast cultural center of Chancay, which flourished during the Late Intermediate Period (900-1400 A.D.). It includes distinctive mold-made pottery such as the two female figures.