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The Royal Tombs of the Lord of Sipan

The spectacular royal tombs of a centenary culture

•type:

•interest:

CULTURAL

ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

•location:
LAMBAYEQUE CITY
•country:
PERU
 

The Royal Tombs of the Lord of Sipan

GALLERY - 

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Bruno Girin - Creative Commons Attribution
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Santiago Stucchi - Creative Commons Attribution
Santiago Stucchi - Creative Commons Attribution
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Santiago Stucchi - Creative Commons Attribution
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Carlos Adampol Galindo - Creative Commons Attribution
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Carlos Adampol Galindo - Creative Commons Attribution
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ABOUT - 

The Royal Tombs of the Lord of Sipan

The archaeological and natural history museum "Royal Tombs of the Lord of Sipan" shows to the public around the world the splendor of the Mochica culture. The Royal Tombs were found in 1987 by the Peruvian scientists Walter Alva Alva and Luis Chero Zurita in the town of Sipan, Chiclayo in Peru. It has 200,000 visitors per year and can receive 300 tourists per hour. It is a spectacular museum with record of visits in Peru.

 

The museum is located in the city of Lambayeque, to the northern of Peru and its building is a replica of the ancient Mochicas pyramids, a pre-Inca culture. Inside the museum, besides the tomb of the Lord of Sipan, there are more than 2,000 pieces of gold in custody.

 

The Lord of Sipan was a Mochica ancient leader of the 3rd century AD and its dominions spread throughout the north of Peru. The discovery of the tomb in 1987 was a break point for the archeology of America, because for the first time a royal burial from a Peruvian civilization previous to the Incas was found intact and without traces of looting.

 

There are 600 objects that were recovered from the Tombs. Together with the Lord of Sipan there were found remains of 8 other individuals, 3 women, 4 men and a child. Under the Tomb of the Lord of Sipan two additional Tombs were found, one for the Priest and one for the Old Lord of Sipan.

 

The structure of the Museum stands in a covered area of ​​3.150 m² and has three floors. The access is through a 74 m long ramp, in the same way as the old Moches’ temples were accessed. This slope leads to the third floor. The visit is done from top to bottom recreating the experience of the discoverers of the Lord of Sipan. From the second floor, you can see the exact replica of the burial chamber of the ancient Moche dignitary. The center of the museum contains the Royal Mochica Chamber.

 

PRACTICAL - 

The Royal Tombs of the Lord of Sipan

ADDRESS OR VENUE

OPENING HOURS (or DATE if it is an event)

Juan Pablo Vizcardo Avenue Nº 895 and Guzmán Street, city of Lambayeque, Perú

  • Tuesday to sunday (closed on mondays), from 09h00 to 17h00.

DISTANCE TO THE CLOSEST MAIN CITY

Chiclayo city - 15km - 9miles

DISTANCE TO CLOSEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Chiclayo city´s airport - 15km - 9miles

PROFILE

• Interest:

CULTURAL

• Kind:

URBAN

• Min. visit time hours:

1

PLACE

• Class:

18

• Altitude meters:

ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

• Type:

53

• Altitude feet:

• Max. visit time hours:

4

RELATED ACTIVITIES

RELEVANT CATEGORIES

VISITS:

  • Panoramic sightseeing.

  • Guided visits.

  • Assisted selfguidad visits.

  • Independent visit.

  • Experiential journey.

CULTURAL:

  • Attending civic events.

  • Attending folkloric events.

  • Attending artistic events.

SPORTS:

  • Walking

  • Biking.

  • Cultural Natinal Heritage.

ENTRANCE FEE

  • Adults S/ 10 peruvian soles.

  • Retired and university students S/ 4 peruvian soles.

  • School children and children S/ 1.50 peruvian soles.

  • Guide service (optional): S/ 20 peruvian soles.

WHAT TO TAKE WITH YOU

  • Sunscreen.

  • Comfortable shoes to walk.

  • Water.

  • A camera (pictures are allowed outside the museum).

DO YOU HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

 

The Royal Tombs of the Lord of Sipan

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