Huaca Rajada (Sipán)
Many of the larger artifacts and displays have been moved to Chiclayo museums (most notably, the Royal Tombs Museum of Sipán and the Brüning National Archaeological Museum). However, Huaca Rajada (“Cracked Pyramid”) features on-going excavations as well as fascinating recreations of the tomb, showing the extravagant headdresses and jewelry, and the remains of a priest, a child, a llama, two dogs, three concubines and a guard who was buried without feet.xa0Enjoy Huaca Rajada as part of a larger exploration of the ancient cultures of the area. Most day tours include guided excursions to the Royal Tombs Museum of Sipán and Túcume (Valley of the Pyramids), the 8th-century site encompassing dozens of mounds and pyramids once belonging to the Sicán culture. If you have more time, take a multi-day tour that goes from Chiclayo to Trujillo and tacks on a visit to the former Chimú capital of Chan Chan, and more.