THE LORD OF SIPAN

THE LORD OF SIPAN

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THE LEGACY OF THE MOCHICAS “THE LORD OF SIPAN”

In the 20th century, after the discovery of the ruins of Machu Picchu, in 1911, and the tomb of Tutankhamun, in 1922, no other archaeological remains have moved the scientific world or aroused as much curiosity among the public as the discovery of the burial chamber of the Lord of Sipan, listed as the most important in recent decades.

Although it may seem hard to believe, most Peruvians and tourists know very little about the different pre-Columbian cultures of Peru, except for the Inca Empire and its iconic citadel: Machu Picchu. Many were not even aware that there were dozens of cultures in Peru prior to the Incas, and that they had a significant influence on them. The Moche Culture, which dominated northern coastal Peru from AD 100 to 700. C., is one of these impressive ancient civilizations. The finding of the Lord of Sipan consists of a completely intact tomb of a Moche ruler, considered one of the most transcendental archaeological discoveries of Peru and America.

GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION OF THE LORD OF SIPAN

Sipán, called Siec in the extinct Mochica language, is located in the northern part of the Peruvian coast, in the Lambayeque Valley, 35 kilometers east of the city of Chiclayo. You reach that town, nestled in the Pomalca Cooperative, by a paved road.
Lord of Sipan