The Lord Of Sipan
In the fourth century AD, the Moche people buried one of their greatest warlords. He was buried with his head pointing south, his nose and ears covered with gold relics and his feet clad in silver. To accompany him, his subjects sacrificed women, children and llamas, while the finest warriors of the era accompanied their overlord on his voyage to the afterlife.
More than 1,700 years later, the warlord made his triumphant reappearance. Not that he did it by himself: in 1987, a team of archaeologists led by Walter Alva found the skeleton of the Lord of Sipan 29 km from the city of Chiclayo in the region of Lambayeque. It was considered as one of the most important archaeological discovery of the century. The structure found in Sipan is made up of three pyramids, one of which contained the warrior-priest accompanied by the bodies of his followers.
But more than the spectacular nature of the discovery and the exceptional quality of the relics, the Royal Tombs of Sipan have enabled historians and archaeologists to piece together much of the lost history of an extraordinary civilization which dominated most of northern Peru for centuries.
After spending years on exhibit in the Americas, Europe and Asia, the treasures of the Lord of Sipan are now on display at the Museum “Tumbas Reales de Sipan” in Chiclayo. This will ensure the ancient noble will continue to unravel his mysteries for future generations.
Lord Of Sipan Visiting Regulations
To help with preserving this invaluable archeological monument and world natural and cultural heritage site, we recommend you bear the following in mind:
•Bring drinks in canteens only
•Do not bring food or eat within the monument
•Put litter in the indicated trashcans
•Walk only on the signaled circuits
Lord Of Sipan Recommended Tours
After a detailed review of the commentaries and experiences of our passengers, we can recommend the following Sipan tours. We are really sure. you will enjoy as much as them.