Royal Tombs of Sipan will beat record of visits in 2012

The Royal Tombs of Sipan (Lambayeque), which displays various objects found in the final resting place of the famous Moche ruler, will receive this year more than 180,000 tourists, which set a record in visitors since it opened a decade ago , said its director, Walter Alva.

This figure, said the archaeologist, would represent an increase of 12% compared to 2011.

Through November of this year have reached 176,719 museum visitors, of whom 157,547 were foreign nationals and 19,172.

Noting that in the coming days will present a magazine that explains the meaning of this important discovery made ​​25 years ago, Alva said that next year they hope to build a pavilion for temporary exhibitions.

"We want this to be a center for the promotion and dissemination of universal culture. That this museum never fails to present findings, cultural testimonies of other areas of Peru and the world, "he said in statements to Andina.


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