Bosque de Pomac

Bosque de Pómac - Chiclayo Visit to Bosque de Pomac, located 35 km north of Chiclayo. This incredible place, a vast forest of algarrobo trees on the old grounds of the Batan Grande sugar cane hacienda, is dotted with dozens of ancient pyramids belonging to the Sican culture, descendants of the Moche. Not to be confused with the similarly named archaeological site of Sipán, the Sicán were an ancient civilization that developed in northern Peru between 800 and 1300 AD. The site was first excavated in 1978 by the Japanese archaeologist and anthropologist Izumi Shimada, but it wasn’t until 1992 that his team discovered a tomb of an elite member of Sican society. From this grave, 1.2 tonnes of precious metals in the form of jewellery and religious artifacts were removed, now stored in the National Sican Museum.