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Museo Cao, Trujillo

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Visit Museo Cao, a museum in the El Brujo archeological site containing exhibits related to the ongoing excavations. View the famous Lady Cao--a female mummy with numerous tattoos, discovered onsite in 2006 and believed to be an important leader in her time. See the model of what the mummy supposedly looked like in her lifetime, during the 5th century CE. Roam the site, surrounded with sugarcane fields, and view funeral objects, jewelry, war weapons, and other interesting artifacts found upon the discovery of the complex. A visit to Museo Cao represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Trujillo tour planner to plot your vacation.
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  • The history of Moche, a pre-Inca times culture, is exposed in this beautiful and modern museum of "el Brujo" complex. At the end of the tour the impressive reflection on a mirrow of the "Dama de Cao" ...  more »
  • Really interesting museum that includes the remains of the Lady of Cao, perhaps the first female leader in South America. Easy to understand even without a guide and full of very interesting pieces  more »
  • The museum is filled with artifacts from the site. The most spectacular is the room at the end, with all the beautiful pieces from the Lady of Cao's burial site. There is really good signage as well.  more »
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  • Located one hour from the city of Trujillo, approximately. A place full of impressive history, a museum well arranged, great view of the surroundings of the area from the top of the huaca and more when the sun sets. Do not forget to pass by the drink 'stale Cao' by the village near the Museum.
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