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Peru - Chiclayo - Lord of Sipan


Chiclayo is a commercial town surrounded by sugar and rice plantations in the fertile valley of the rivers Reque, Moche and Lambayeque. It has adobe "huacas", pre-Inca pyramid temples, which are waiting to be rediscovered and restored. Chiclayo became famous in 1987, when the archaeologist Dr. Walter Alva opened the Tomb of the Lord of Sipan with all its gold, silver and copper jewellery. About 40 kms/25 miles north of the town, the adobe complex of Tucume holds a temple of over 400 m/1,320 feet in length, where the Kon Tiki Foundation of Oslo with Thor Heyerdahl, is making excavations. The Bruning Museum in Lambayeque offers a good all-round view of the Mochica and Chimu cultures.

Breadboard model of architectural ensemble "Tucume"


 

 

 

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