The tomb of one of the most powerful men of ancient Peru: the Lord of Sipán, who had been one of the rulers Moche or Mochica, This culture was dominant on the northern coast between 100 and 800 AD and who built adobe pyramids decorated with colorful murals, some in excellent condition.
The Tumba Real of Senor de Sipan was discovered by the archaeologist Walter Alva in 1987. The Lord of Sipan was covered with breathtaking ornaments in gold, silver, turquoise and spondylus (type of mollusc).
In the tomb were found bones of women, children, warriors and animals that were sacrificed and buried to accompany him in another dimension.
His discovery had a great impact internationally, as it was the first tomb of an ancient Peru ruler to be recovered intact.
The Archaeological Complex of Sipán, also known as Huaca Rajada, has a Site Museum which displays the archaeological finds found on the site.
The bones, jewels, ceramics and other archaeological finds found in the tomb are preserved, instead, in the Tumbas Reales Museum (Royal Tombs Museum) of Sipán, in the city of Lambayeque.