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Archeological Monument of Sipan


The royal tombs of Sipan

On the outskirts of the village Sipan, the most impressive and rich pre-Hispanic burial in all of South America was discovered in 1987. The monument, dating back to the 4th century A.D., consists of two pyramidal adobe structures emerging amidst cane plantations. Inside them, the funerary chamber of a Mochica ruler (called "Lord of Sipan") was discovered, along with all his treasures intact.
Two other burial places were discovered next to the main tomb, which belonged to a priest and to the "Ancient Lord of Sipan".


Department
Lambayeque
Location
29 km (18 mi) southeast of Chiclayo
Season
Year-round.
Attractions
Archaeological sites, urban culture.
How to get there
From Lima to Chiclayo by airplane or driving. From Chiclayo drive 29 km (18 mi) to Sipan.
Activities
Hiking, photography, cultural tours
Services
Lodging, roads, transportation

 

 

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