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Tours

Some tips for a tour in Chiclayo:

  • Tours are compounded of up to 3 places per day visits .
  • Private group (you and yours) tours are better than pools, for those who hate to run or skip lunch.
  • A day tour should begin at 8:30 in the morning since museums are open at 9:00 a.m. which will give you extra time in the sites.
  • Monday is the only day when Museo de las Tumbas Reales de Sipan is closed.
  • Museums is not the only reason to visit Chiclayo. There is Chaparri, Zaña, Pimentel Beach, Mercado Modelo, Batan Grande, etc.
  • Want to watch Marinera dancing? We are working on this point. We are in contact with a couple of 8 (eight) year-old grear dancers.
  • Museo Tumbas Reales closes at 5:00 pm but everybody can be inside until 6:00 pm. A 2 hours at least visit is recommended.

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Another Sican Man found in Pomac Forest

During the last part of the excavation (mentioned in previous entry) and when Izumi Shimada was just about to order the refilling of the 3 tombs unearthed at the side of Huaca Loro Temple, the shine of metals lighted up  the faces of the investigators who work at the cultural heart of the Historical Sanctuary of Pomac Forest.

The appearance of a copper crown, gold and silver, marked the beginning of a series of surprises for scientists who have spent 5 months of hard work at the place. Only 10 centimeter more of excavation were enough for one of the icons that identify Lambayeque Culture to appear. It was a 25 centimeter Sican wing-shaped eyes mask also made with tumbaga alloy.

It was not something isolated but a series of ornaments perfectly organized. All of them belonged to a high-hierarchy Sican man who was burried in a tomb  together with 2 collaborators. When the team continued with the unearthing, archaeologists realized the finding resembled a big  funeral bundle moreover compound by 2 big gloves that look like a person with streched out arms.

A beautiful piece of pottery in the personage’s right glove captured the interest of Dr Shimada, codirector of the Archeological Proyect of Sican (PAS) who came to the conclusion that the rests found belong to a member of Sican nobility bound to Tallan Culture (Piura).

When Shimada thought there were no more objects to be unearthed there were found a multicolored chaquira-beads chest protector and a rattle-like gold ceremonial cup on which there can be seen in high relief the image of Sican Deity holding a cepter in each hand. Together with this ornaments there were found a precious stone necklace and a 20 centimeters long tumi or ceremonial knife.

In these days, when investigation work is about to finish Shimada feels very happy with results because he considers the finding of this personage, whose mask had been placed looking to the north, could mean that Sican or Lambayeque culture had a conection with further  ethnic groups.

“This man was probably the leader of a group integrated into Sican society. It could have been a honor for him to be buried in the capital of Lambayeque kingdom”, revealed

According to preliminary investigations, the man discovered in the main square of Huaca Loro Temple could be one thousand years old and would correspond to the Middle Sican stage. We must all know that all personages found until this point (even the Lord of Sican) in Pomac forest, were all found looking at west.

Shimada thinks the elite personage just found could have existed half a century (2 or 3 generations ) before the Lord of Sican.

In next post: The finding of a Wari city in Chiclayo!!!…

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New Findings In Chiclayo Lambayeque – Perú

Hello World! – Very happy because lately new findings are taking place here in my hometown, actually in my “Departamento de Lambayeque”. Like yesterday, while cleaning my bedroom, listening to the radio (broadcasting from Lima, the capital) they were announcing to the whole country, a new discovery in Lambayeque: The finding of 10 skeletons of sacrificed people who belonged to the Lambayeque Culture and date back to 900 A.C. approximately.

Why is this so important? Because now there is evidence to be analyzed an determinate or get a closer view to the time when this civilization was living, 200 years after the Moche collapse. So far, it seems like these people were so severe when it came to offer sacrifices to their god,  a god thirsty for blood and hungry for bodies.

The team leaded by Peruvian Archeologist Carlos Wester La Torre got really shocked when they all saw rests of a fetus’ jaw among the ribs of a sacrificed pregnant woman. 

A month ago, it was so unbelievable to watch on the news the finding of another Moche Priest-Warrior, this time, in Ucupe (Southern Chiclayo) as a result of reseach leaded by Moche-Expert Canadian Archeologist Steve Bourget. Now we talk about The Lord of Ucupe and dispite he is not as rich as the Lord of Sipan, he’s got many golden pieces and many golden copper and copper peaces too, beautiful stylish golden copper crowns. I guess they will have to build up a site museum there in Ucupe which is actually a small town, or maybe take the body of this old Moche Priest (200 A.C.) to the new site museum built in Huaca Rajada – Sipan. Very exciting, more evidences too!

In May 2007, a team of Peruvian archeologists leaded by Luis Chero Zurita found a new tomb called “tomb 14”, at the Archeological Complex of Huaca Rajada – Sipan (Chiclayo – Peru), and it happened 10 years after the finding of the Lord of Sipan, the Moche King… But, at the same time, same month, in a nearby area, Dr. Alva, the same Peruvian Archeologist who found the Lord of Sipan was finding a very old mud-break temple (2000 B.C.) nowadays called “the temple of the captive deer” as  it was what they found there: a 4000 year-old mural about a deer trapped in a net, in very well conditions, in colors like yellow, white and black. This temple belongs to an area called Ventarron and is located on the way to Sipan. Dr Alva thinks they are in front of the real mother culture from which the old pre-incas ones were born from.

Great for Peruvian archeology and history and also for tourism in our region, in our country. You are all invited to visit Lambayeque, to visit Peru.

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