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Peru: Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum drew over 185,000 visitors in 2019

10:49 | Lambayeque (Lambayeque region), Jan. 7.

The Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum —located in Peru's northern Lambayeque region and deemed one of the top 10 museums on earth— received 185,415 visitors, thus remaining one of the most popular exhibition spaces in the Inca country.

Of that total, 175,155 were domestic visitors (94%) who arrived from Lima, Cusco, La Libertad, Arequipa, Cajamarca, Amazonas, Ancash, Junin, Piura, and Puno regions.

Foreign tourists totaled 10,259 (6%) and came mostly from Italy, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, the United States, and Brazil.

The Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum houses pieces and ornaments made of gold, silver and golden copper, which were unveiled 32 years ago.

The museum director and archaeologist Walter Alva noted that the tourist arrival figure has remained consistent over its 17 years of operation, thereby showing the great interest of Peruvians and foreigners in learning more about the discovery of the Moche ruler.

He remarked that, thanks to the free admission policy, more than 34,000 Peruvian nationals have admired the treasures of Lord of Sipan, the man who reigned during the Moche civilization around 200 A.D.

Pan Am Games

Last year, a travelling exhibition of the replica of Lord of Sipan was set up at one of the venues of the Lima 2019 Pan American Games. 

Similarly, the "Peruvian Archaeology: New Contributions" exhibit was held at Museo de la Nacion (Museum of the Nation).

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Published: 1/7/2020
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