Huaca Rajada – Sipan Site Museum


This place belonged to the Moche culture and it is considered the most important ceremonial center of the north of Peru. The site consists of two platforms that were built with solid blocks of adobe (mud brick), on its top each one had an altar. The main platform would have been about 35 meters high. The cemetery is located on one side and at that time it had the appearance of a platform. However, this mausoleum had six levels or construction phases. Each level corresponded to a main character. The Lord of Sipan and the Priest for example were buried on the sixth level. In the site museum are displayed objects found in the 14 tomb. This tomb belonged to an important character in the Moche elite, known as the "warrior priest". With him were the remains of a young woman and a llama, and many gilded copper jewelry.