Fodor's Expert Review Museo Nacional Tumbas Reales de Sipán

Lambayeque Museum/Gallery Fodor's Choice

This striking pyramidal complex, which ranks among the country's best museums, displays the real artifacts from the tomb of the Lord of Sipán, one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century. The find showed the world how advanced the Moche and other pre-Inca civilizations in Peru once were, and these stunning exhibits detail what and where every piece of jewelry, item of clothing, or ceramic vase was found. As you descend through the different floors, you'll see spectacular turquoise-and-gold earrings, bizarre hairless dogs buried with the Señor, and life-size mockups of Sipán warriors. This museum is very highly recommended. English-speaking guides are available to help with the Spanish-only descriptions and confusing order of exhibits.

Museum/Gallery Fodor's Choice

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Av. Juan Pablo Vizcardo and Guzmán
Lambayeque, Lambayeque  Peru

074-283–977

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Rate Includes: S/10, S/30 for a guide, Closed Mon.

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