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SIPAN LORD OF THE DESERT

Center Religious

To be precise, Huaca Rajada, south of Chiclayo (capital of the Department of Lambayeque) and 420 miles from Lima, harbored the personage called Lord of Sipan. This center seems to have been a religious one, as the personage was apparently a curaca or a priest, judging by the remains found beside him. The news of his discovery went around the world because of its archaeological significance and the magnificence and quantity of objects found.

It is the most important in pre-Columbian America and is universally compared with Tutankahamen. But above all it permits us to know more details of the cultures of the north of Peru.

Work began on April 6, 1987. Specifically, on an adobe platform sited before two large structures like truncated pyramids over 95 feet high, close to the village of Sipan in the Lambayeque valley. Exhaustive archaeological work led months later to the discovery of the intact funeral chamber of an important ethnic lord of the region. It was already sensed that this was something special.


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