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Chiclayo and the Sipan ruins

February 25th 2007
The furthest point we reached up the north-west coast of Peru was Chiclayo, a busy and hot city, which had a beautiful Plaza de Armas (literal translation is place of weapons, but is commonly the town centre). From Chiclayo, we explored a couple of pre-Inca sites. Firstly we visited the famous Sipan, where excavations revealed several important tombs. The most renowned tomb contained the rema ... read more
South America » Peru » Lambayeque » Chiclayo

Peruvian Flag Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
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