Peru: Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum sees nearly 3 million visitors since 2002 opening

18:33 | Lambayeque (Lambayeque region), Nov. 8.

Over 2.8 million people have visited the Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum —Lambayeque region's main tourist attraction and one of Peru's most visited sites— since it opened in 2002.

Visitors got amazed by Lord of Sipan's burial paraphernalia, including jewelry, headdresses, and ornaments made of gold, silver, copper, and precious stones, which adorned his remains inside an uncovered tomb that was discovered intact back in 1987.

The museum contains the remains of other Mochica monarchs who lived 1,700 years ago along the valleys of the northern Lambayeque region.  

Museum director and archaeologist Walter Alva noted that the cultural site has experienced an annual increase in the number of visitors since its opening —on November 8, 2002— to date.

"Museums usually have a life cycle. They tend to experience decline or stabilize after 10 years, but we continue to grow (in terms of visits)," he emphasized.


Published: 11/8/2019
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