The Lord of Sipan
The Lord of Sipán (El Señor de Sipán) is a mummy found in Sipán by Peruvian archaeologist Walter Alva in the 1987. The tomb is in Sipán's Huaca Rajada, an area in Chiclayo.
The Lord of Sipan is a Moche culture site in Peru. Some archaeologists hold it to be one of the most important archaeological discoveries in this region of the world in the last 30 years, because the main tomb was found intact and untouched by thieves.
It contained a priceless treasure hoard, including a gold mask and ear pendants.
Sipan's 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.
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