The Tumbas Reales de Sipán Museum has become a historical, cultural and tourist reference in the Lambayeque region and also in Peru, and this Thursday it celebrates its 16th anniversary.
On November 8 the museum will begin a series of programmed activities to celebrate the anniversary.
The Tumbas Reales de Sipán Museum, or Royal Tombs Museum of Sipán in English, is considered among the 10 most important modern museums in the world, according to information from Andina News Agency.
In this place, people can enjoy the intact tomb with the skeletal remains of the Lord of Sipán, discovered in 1987 by Peruvian archaeologists Walter Alva Alva and Luis Chero Zurita.
“Together with the bones, more than 2,000 pieces were found among jewels, ceramics, clothing and other objects that make up the funerary trousseau of this ruler of ancient Peru, whose unprecedented discovery was compared to that of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun”, the news agency said.
The archaeological project started as a modest rescue work and then it generated its own dynamics, assuming the responsibility of conserving the numerous cultural assets recovered and protecting the monument, which is considered a national treasure.
The Royal Tombs Museum of Sipán was inaugurated on November 8, 2002, becoming the historical, cultural and touristic reference of the Lambayeque region.
During 2017 this cultural venue received nearly 150,000 tourists.