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Royal tombs of Sipán by Walter Alva

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Published by Fowler Museum of Cultural History, University of California in Los Angeles, Calif .
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  • Huaca Rajada Site (Sipán, Peru),
  • Sipán (Peru)


  • Mochica Indians -- Antiquities -- Exhibitions.,
  • Mochica Indians -- Kings and rulers -- Exhibitions.,
  • Mochica goldwork -- Exhibitions.,
  • Huaca Rajada Site (Sipán, Peru) -- Exhibitions.,
  • Sipán (Peru) -- Antiquities -- Exhibitions.

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Edition Notes

StatementWalter Alva, Christopher B. Donnan.
ContributionsDonnan, Christopher B., University of California, Los Angeles. Fowler Museum of Cultural History.
LC ClassificationsF3430.1.M6 A48 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination229 p. :
Number of Pages229
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL432275M
ISBN 100930741307
LC Control Number98140133

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I was fortunate to take a tour of the Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum. I was overwhelmed by the excellent information I received both from the guide and the English signage in the museum but I vowed to learn more about the treasures that were exhibited there. This book was written before the museum was built but it explains the excavation of the /5(13). He is credited with two exceptional finds: the tombs in Huaca Rajada in and ancient murals at Ventarron in Alva first achieved international recognition in for excavating the tomb of a Moche lord in Sipan/5. Royal Tombs of Sipan — Hoot Book Revival Originally a catalogue to accompany an exhibition of the finds from the excavation of the three royal Moche tombs. The rich finds which were recovered are well illustrated here. WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEBSITE!   Royal Tombs of Sipan by Christopher B. Donnan, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(15).

The Moche Royal Tombs of Sipán A golden discovery. In , Peruvian archaeologist Walter Alva received a tip from the police that local villagers had Lords of Sipán. The thirteen burials and all of their associated artifacts were discovered in situ (in their original A golden return. This.   The most famous of the tombs belonged to El Señor de Sipán (The Lord of Sipán), In , an enormous complex of unplundered Moche culture tombs was unearthed at the Huaca Rajada archaeological site, near Sipán on the North coast of Peru. This text describes the excavation of three royal tombs of the Moche, a civilisation that flourished on the north coast of Peru between AD and The tombs, which contained extraordinary gold and silver jewellery and ceremonial attire, are the richest ever excavated in the Western Hemisphere/5(12). Royal Tombs of Sipan. Museum of Cultural History, UCLA. ISBN: Unmarked. A few bumps on the book. Previous owner’s name on front end page. Good. Paperback. (#) (Out of Stock) Beautifully illustrated. This volume accompanied an exhibition of the finds from the excavation of the three royal Moche tombs in northern Peru. p.

The Royal Tombs of Sipán was a traveling exhibit across the United States from – The exhibit has rooms separated by their specific location. There are three main rooms that are for tomb 1 (Lord of Sipán as well as the wealthiest tomb), tomb 2 (with very few artifacts), and tomb 3 (the oldest tomb). The tomb of the "Viejo Señor de Sipán" (Old Lord of Sipan) is chronologically older, and with difference among the others, was found a sarcophagus without company and wrapped in vegetal fiber. It had signs of royal importance, dressed with gold scepter, fine gold and silver jewels, chest protectors made with pearl shells, peculiar and unique pictures. Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum hours of operation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. Book your tickets online for Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum, Lambayeque: See reviews, articles, and photos of Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum, ranked No.1 on Tripadvisor among 6 5/5().