Peru: US expert delegation visited Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum

Especialistas de Sustainable Preservation Initiative se mostraron fascinados por muestra que alberga Museo Tumbas Reales de Sipán.

07:00 | Chiclayo (Lambayeque region), Feb. 01.

A US Sustainable Preservation Initiative (SPI) delegation visited Northern Lambayeque region’s well-known Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum.

It must be noted the organization seeks to preserve the world's cultural heritage by working with local communities with the purpose of developing sustainable economic opportunities.

Specialists were amazed by the museo-graphic exhibition, which features Señor de Sipan’s grave, jewels, ornaments, ceramics, grave goods, among other valuable relics.

SPI Executive Director Lawrence Coben expressed his amazement over the shinning culture compound, as well as the work done with the community aimed at rescuing archaeological heritage.

The officer was joined by one of the entity's main members Bernard Selz, as well as the Creative Group and official strategy head Cyrus Vantoch Wood.

The American delegation deemed their visit as positive. They also toured around the Huaca Rajada Sipan Museum and Ventarron Archeological Complex.

"It was a journey to the extraordinary and unforgettable past that enabled us to appreciate the cultural exquisite richness reflected on its ceramics, ornaments, [...]," Coben explained.

Likewise, the officer highlighted the contribution of archaeology to Peru's cultural development and its major tourist potential witnessed in the northern region.

The American delegation congratulated archaeologist Walter Alva and his working team for the achievements made so far on this significant museum.

The Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum is one of the country's top attractions. It shows Señor de Sipan’s grave discoveredby a group led by Alva and Luis Chero Zurita in 1987.

Itsdiscovery became an important archaeological milestone, since it helpedto reveal the magnificence and majesty of the Ancient PeruvianGovernor.


Published: 2/1/2016