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The Lord of Sipan in Lambayeque

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The Lord of Sipan was an ancient ruler of the 3rd century, whose domain encompassed an area of the current Peru.

The Peruvian archaeologist Walter Alva, with his team, discovered the tomb of the Lord of Sipan in 1987. The discovery of the Royal Tombs of the Lord of Sipan marked an important milestone in the archaeology of the Americas, because for the first time he found intact and no traces of looting, a royal burial of a Peruvian civilization before the Incas. The coffin of reeds that was found was the first in its kind that was found in the Americas and revealed the magnificence and majesty of sole ruler and warrior of the ancient Peru found the date of its discovery, whose life was spent around the year 250 of the current era.

In the clothing of this warrior and ruler which measured approximately 1.67 m and who died at three months of Governing; highlights jewelry and as pectoral ornaments of the highest ranking, necklaces, nose rings, ear rings, helmets, scepters and bracelets. Predominate in these pieces the use of gold, silver, golden copper and semi-precious stones. More than 400 jewels were found in his tomb.

The necklace of gold and silver is a religious symbol of the main gods, the Sun and the moon. On the right side of the chest, the collar was on the left side of silver and gold. It symbolized the visualization of both gods in the sky at a time of the day. In other words, the perfect balance desired according to the Mochica mythology.


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