Museo Tumbas Reales de Sipán Lambayeque Reviews
Royal Tombs of Sipan - Museo Tumbas Reales de Sipán Aug 20, 2005
If you'd like to learn more about the history of the pre-inca civilization in the north coast of Peru, you can't miss this spectacular museum, named after the famous burial chambers discovered beneath adobe pyramids on the northwest coast of the country.
The museum's building is dark red shaped like a modernized ancient adobe pyramid - huaca and storages maybe the greatest intact discovery of gold artifacts in the Americas. Basically you'll find Lord of Sipan's tomb and all the artifacts, treasures and even mummies of him and the servants that were buried with him.
This is a 3 floors building. People climb an exterior stairway and enter the building at the top. Descending through the galleries, you find the objects in same sequence as the archaeologists did. These objects include: hammered-gold sheets that cradled the lord’s head and rested on his eyes, nose, mouth and chin: bracelets with turquoise, shell, and gold beads; etc. Each object or jewel displays artistry. You'll also be able to see the pottery founded.
It's amazing seeing the mummies founded there, including the one of Lord of Sipan. Here they explain how they performed the excavations and further reconstruction. There are interactive screens to get further information.
Finally the tour ends with a representation of the religious ceremony.
The entrance fee is just: US$ 3.8 and US$ 1.25 for students.
I guess, after this experience you'd like to learn more about this culture. Nearby, there are other interesting places you can visit.
Part of the Holidays in Peru 2005 travel blog
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