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Museo de sitio Huaca Rajada - Sipan

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Address: Sipan, Chiclayo 14000, Peru
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Chiclayo Private Archeological Tour: Huaca Rajada, Tucume and Sipan Royal Tombs
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Good museum if you speak Spanish

This museum is on the site of the huaca at Sipan where all the gems in the Museum in Lambayeque were taken from. The museum traces the history of the people in the area and the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is on the site of the huaca at Sipan where all the gems in the Museum in Lambayeque were taken from. The museum traces the history of the people in the area and the indigenous of the country. The first section is in Spanish and English but after that, it's all in Spanish. Some nice artefacts and some... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017

Although the Mueso Tumbas Reales in Lambayeque holds the main collection of the Señor the Sipan grave, one has to visit this museum and Huac (or pyramid), where the tomb was found, to have an idea of the magnitude of the discovery.

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Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

While it is impressive, much of the overall archeological site remains buried and not excavated. So it's a bit of a waste as we wish there was more to see. The actual museum where they have placed the Lord of Sipan's archeological finds are impressive, and we would've skipped out on this one if we knew much of it remains... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

Great museum, almost everything has English descriptions. Definitely my high light of Lambayeque. The entrance for students (with Isic) is only 3 soles which also include archeological site. Don't miss it.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

This is an amazing museum! The collection is incredible: huge and nicely displayed. Most descriptions are in Spanish only; however, a few have English translations as well.I wish I had had longer to spend there. Our guide seemed to be in a hurry, so we scurried through displays that I would have loved to explore further.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Worldwide known as the site where the "Señor de Sipán" was found, allows the visitor to known the structure and construction process of these pyramides. The surrounding area is not urbanized and you can be lucky observing some of the natural fauna and flora of this region.

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

We visited Egyptian Museum and TUT and I was just as impressed here. I can still see those gold earrings, mouth guards, gold crowns. This museum was so well done that I liked it better than the Egyptian. We next went to the burial place and I loved that too. I learned so much about the culture of the time.... More 

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Cusco, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

The archaeological sites of Northern Peru are excellent and have good explanations in English and Spanish. This is no exception, built like a pyramid which it portrays, this contains the fabulous artefacts of the amazing burial of the Lord of Sipan and two others plus much more. The whole area from Lima northwards to Trujillo and Chiclayo are little explored... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

The area is well signalised and it provides good explanations on where each burial site was found and what it contained. The lookout is really good and provides a beautiful sight. Also the area is full of wildlife which is great.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Great museum documenting the discoveries of the royal tombs. A must see! The Moche culture was extremely rich and the artifacts are absolutely beautiful. The highlights of the tombs of both lords, separated by several generations but related. The design of the gold and copper masks and jewelry are superb, inventive and beautifully made.

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