Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum

Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum

Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum
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5.0 of 5 bubbles698 reviews
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Evelynne G
Melbourne, Australia846 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
We were six couples and we were taken by a pre organized guide. The treasures in this museum are well over 1000 years old and are absolutely phenomenal
There are representations of the actual tombs that the
King of Sipan and also the one 300 years before him
Written 31 December 2019
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Michael L
Eugene, OR20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Solo
...and amazing gold!
This great museum holds the treasures from the ongoing excavation site nearby.
All the original finds, no recreations. Signage is primarily in Spanish.
Written 10 November 2019
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Suzanne T
Oaxaca, Mexico396 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The preInca cultures here were highly developed and this museum contains the amazing artifacts from the tomb of the Moche lord of Sipan. The museum is dimly lit to enhance the displays. Take your time and enjoy this.
Written 18 September 2019
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Amancae
Bangkok, Thailand182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
This modern Museum hosts the invaluable artifacts found in Huaca Rajada's Moche culture intact burials, mainly those of the Lord of Sipan and the Old Lord as well as the warrior priest.
The artifacts and textiles are magnificent works of art and are presented in didactic ways, with English captions and interactive tools.
The building itself is nice, simulating a pyramidal Huaca.
you need to travel about 40 minutes to get there, entry fee is 15 soles. It is closed on Monday.
Written 26 August 2019
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cab68
Adelaide136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
This museum opened in 2013 is certainly well worth a visit. About 90% is in Spanish so a good guide is essential. All of the artifacts are the originals and because there is a very large collection of gold, silver and other priceless items, the security is high. Bags, cameras and phones are not allowed in.

The first of seven levels to be excavated contains the tomb of the younger Lord Sipan. This site was actually discovered by accident. Looters had dug several deep holes and found several priceless items but unfortunately damaged others in the process. According to our guide some of the archaeologists got wind of this and immediately secured the area.

The archaeologists who worked on the top level didn’t have the expertise to restore the artifacts so they were sent to Germany for restoration. In return, when complete, these were on display in Europe for a period of time. Now this work is done on site at the museum. The last section has a display of gold artifacts retrieved from looters. - in the process, several looters and police died of gun shot. Other pieces were bought back from Sotheby’s and a suitcase of gold on display was found in the possession of a politician who was trying to leave the country.

It is a fascinating place to visit and I spent a couple of hours there.
Written 18 May 2019
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fl0rsy48
Berkeley, CA18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
The photographs of the actual burial sites as they were opened and the juxtaposition of the actual artifacts found at each site is mind-blowing. Here is a case where the grave robbers had not gotten to the graves before they were discovered. It's worth a visit to Chiclayo just to go to this museum.
Written 30 April 2019
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Molodaya
London, UK554 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
I have recently visited this museum. I was quite disappointed as most of the things has been written in Spanish. No available english translation. You can't really appreciate and learn about this culture, unless you are fluent in Spanish. I have asked to use my mobile for traslation but was rejected. Even promised to show my mobile after the visit, making sure that no photos inside the museum are taken. Personally it was waisted money and time for me there. Not recommending.
Written 21 March 2019
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Alicia C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019
This museum is a Top Ten in the world! The reason are the pieces of gold and silver that are displayed in their rooms.
The Lord of Sipan, The Old Lord of Sipan and the Great Priest are in the museum. Their bodies and their belongings.
They were Mochicas (500 bc-500ac)
Written 19 March 2019
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Jerrynu26
Barre, VT31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018
Lots of historical artifacts, as well as being shown as they were laid out when found. Many different types of items, as well as much information in an easy to see and understand format.
Written 19 March 2019
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SCSW2
London, England142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
Fabulous exhibits, cleverly laid out to take the visitor down and down, each level revealing even more treasures. Good lighting allowing you to see the smallest details, no cameras or phones (hurray!). Could have spent all day there and definitely one to 'see before you die'.
Written 14 January 2019
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