The archaeological complex of Huaca Rajada, where he found the splendid tomb of the Lord of
Sipan is located on the north coast of Peru, 35 km southeast of the city of Chiclayo, that turn far 770 km from the city of Lima, capital of Peru.
In 1987, a small team of archaeologists headed by Dr Peruvians. Walter Alva found in a place called Huaca Rajada, the tomb of a major ruling with Mochica atavíos all its wealth and symbols of command. The discovery gave the world tour and was compared with the discovery of the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamón.
The Lord of Sipan died 1770 years ago. As sovereign semidivino was considered. Lived
Some 40 years and had 1.67 m in height.
At its lavish attire highlights necklaces, chest, ear rings, nose rings, helmets, bracelets
And cetros, dominating the combined use of gold and silver. There are also articles on copper,
Spondyllus shells and semi-precious stones. Most of the pieces have decoration
Shortly after the discovery of the tomb of the Lord of Sipan was found two more graves,
Calls the "Priest" and "Old Lord of Sipan."
Given the importance of this discovery and the need to adequately accommodate the
Remnants of the Lord of Sipan and its treasures, the year 2002 opened in the city of
Lambayeque (15 km from Lima), the Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum, whose design was to
By the architect Celso Prado.
This museum is considered among the most important of America and is known as "The
Museo del Siglo XXI ".
The building includes three levels and the route begins in the third, which is accessible to
Through a ramp at 74 m long, like the ancient temples Mochica, facilitates
Direct access to the top of the monument.
At 46 meters.
In Chiclayo by air from Lima in 1 hour, and since Trujillo, in 15 minutes. Daily flights
In both cases.
Through the Pan-American Highway, several transportation companies provide daily service between Lima and the different cities of the coast. From Lima, 770 km (12 hours); since Trujillo, 216 km (3 hours) or from Lima, 483 km (7 hours 30 minutes).
From Chiclayo to Huaca Rajada, advancing 35 km south east and 15 km north from the referring to reach the city Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum in Lambayeque.
It takes two days.
Bring sunscreen, light clothes (poles and shorts), comfortable shoes, hat and sunglasses.
The so-called "ghost town" of Zaña, where you can see the remains of what was the church, the convent of St. Augustine, the San Francisco Church and the Church of La
Merced, construction of colonial times.
Season / Weather
Sun throughout the year, mostly between December and March.
Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo (April 21), Chiclayo province, district Zaña. Fair
Done in honor of the patron saint of the place, being the day of his holiday centre on 27
Dry kid with beans: goat stew tender mash of improvement in chicha or corn liquor.
Rice duck with the chiclayana: beef and duck cooked with cilantro and black beer.
Chinguirito: cebiche meat dry fish guitar.
Omelet stripe: egg omelette made with dried and soaked bay.