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LORD OF SIPAN FACTS

Huaca Rajada, Sipán, Peru

Huaca Rajada, or Sipán, is a Moche Pyramid near Chiclayo, Peru in the Lambayeque Valley, famous for the tomb of the Lord of Sipán, in fact excavated by Walter Alva and his wife Susana Meneses in 1987. The ruins of Sipán are dated from 50–700 AD, during the Moche culture. The tombs themselves are made of adobe bricks like all other Moche pyramids.

 

Royal tombs of Huaca Rajada, Sipán, Peru, were discovered after the discovery of an infamous looting and the following scientific excavation took place between 1987–1990. The looting could be stopped and much of the site could still be salvaged as many artifacts were still in place. As a result much more of the Moche rulers and traditions could be understood.  The tombs at Sipán showed that rulers actually took part in sacrifice ceremonies when looking at the artifacts uncovered including: adornments and a headdresses that matched the illustrations of the ceremonies along with large knives and tools that would have been used for bloodletting and decapitation.

 

During the excavations in 1987–1990, a spectacular treasure of gold and silver ornamental and ceremonial artifacts was recovered, dating to AD 50–300. These objects demonstrate the outstanding craftsmanship of the Moche metalsmiths through their use of elaborate and advanced metalworking techniques. Moche smiths made these artifacts out of thin sheets of copper alloys, using electrochemical processes to purify an extremely thin (0.5–2.0 μm) layers of gold or silver coating.

 

LORD OF SIPAN FACTS: Museum.HUACA RAJADA, SIPAN, PERU: warrrior.

Site Museum, Huaca Rajada.

Site Museum, Huaca Rajada, grave contents.

 

LORD OF SIPAN FACTS: Museum mummy of lord.HUACA RAJADA, SIPAN, PERU: Royal grave.

Site Museum, Huaca Rajada, grave contents.

Site Museum, Huaca Rajada, grave replica.

 

LORD OF SIPAN FACTS: Museum masks.HUACA RAJADA, SIPAN, PERU: Grave site.

Site Museum, Huaca Rajada, mask replicas.

Huaca Rajada, house or room.

 

LORD OF SIPAN FACTS: Top of pyramide.HUACA RAJADA, SIPAN, PERU: Grave of Lord.

Huaca Rajada, ruins.

Huaca Rajada, grave excavation.

 

LORD OF SIPAN FACTS: Royal grave.LORD OF SIPAN FACTS: Grave of kings

Huaca Rajada, grave with content replica.

Huaca Rajada, burial site with content replica.

Lord of Sipán Facts

LORD OF SIPAN FACTS: Royal Tumbes of Chipan Museum.HUACA RAJADA, SIPAN, PERU: Lord of Sipan Museum.LORD OF SIPAN FACTS: Museo Tumbes Reales de Sipan.

The conspicuous Royal Tumbes of Sipán Museum.

 

HUACA RAJADA, SIPAN, PERU: Lord of Sipán display.LORD OF SIPAN FACTS: Collar at museumHUACA RAJADA, SIPAN, PERU: Ornamental at museum.LORD OF SIPAN FACTS: golden broche.

Scene and ornamentals found in the grave of the Lord of Sipán in fact give testimony to his glorious empire.

 

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