Royal Tombs of the Lord of Sipan Museum


Visit one of Latin America’s most spectacular museums, the Tumbas Reales de Sipán Museum, named after the world-famous burial Chambers discovered beneath the ancient adobe pyramids. The three-story, six-million-dollar museum contains by far the greatest intact discovery of gold artifacts in the Americas. It is shaped like the pre-Columbian pyramid under which Peruvian archaeologists discovered this amazing tomb in 1987. The museum is also a mausoleum, as the Lord of Sipan’s remains, as well as those of two other excavated figures – an ancestor of the lord and a high priest – are placed in a wooden coffin as the final exhibit. The skeletons, surrounded by ceramics found in their tombs, are softly lit and visible to the public.