Lord of Sipan, "King Tutankhamen of the Americas" in Chiclayo,
Lord of Sipan reigned approximately 200 A.D.
The Lord of Sipan was revealed to
the world in 1987. He reigned approximately 200 A.D. and died
about 40 years of age. Sipan is located in the northern part of
Peru, close to the coast, in the middle of Lambayeque Valley, 35
Kms. at east of Chiclayo. Four tombs have been found in Sipan's Huaca Rajada,
the huaca is a mausoleum built by the
Moche culture that ruled the northern coast of
Peru from the
time of Christ to 700 AD, centuries prior to the Incas.
It has been dubbed “The Golden
Wonder” by Times magazine, and National Geographic has published
an article named “Discovering the Richest Tomb in the New
World”. It represents, without a doubt, the most important
archaeological finding of recent times, and the collection has
traveled throughout the world in a series of impressive expos in
Europe, the USA and Japan.
The Lord of Sipan
"This is far and away the best preserved Moche mummy that has
ever been found."
They say items found alongside
female hint that she was a warrior.
treasures show us the Moche culture's ability with several
metals: gold, silver, copper and precious stones in fine quality
and a mastery in metallurgy unrivaled in the Americas: masks,
necklaces, earrings and other elaborate jewelry.
The Moche treasures are exhibited in
the Bruning Museum in the city of Lambayeque, only a few miles from
Chiclayo. The city also has a fascinating herb market, with all
the natural remedies used by the regions's traditional healers.