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Lord of Sipan

The Lord of Sipan (El Senor de Sipan) is a mummy found in Sipan by Peruvian archaeologist Walter Alva in the 1987. The tomb is in Sipan's Huaca Rajada, an area in Chiclayo.

The Senor de Sipan tomb is a Moche culture site in Peru. Some archaeologists hold it to be one of the most important archaeological discoveries in this region of the world in the last 30 years, because the main tomb was found intact and untouched by thieves.

Sipan is located in the northern part of Peru, close to the coast, in the middle of Lambayeque Valley, 35 km east of Chiclayo. Four tombs have been found in Sipan's Huaca Rajada, the huaca is a mausoleum built by the Moche culture that ruled the northern coast of Peru from around 1 AD to 700 AD, centuries prior to the Incas.

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Lord of Sipan tomb information

Article about the repatriation of looted Sipan jewellry (1996).

National Geographic, " Looted Peru Headdress Recovered in London" 18 August 2006

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