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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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  • Splendid, very didactic Museum, highlighting of found objects. A good guide is a valuable addition. Alas, as almost everywhere, the photos are banned (even without flash). Cannot find some documentation.
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  • Impossible to escape a the attraction of this Museum of newly built and beautifully organized to admire the remains of the periods pre-Inca. Fermata at the end of the visit to discover the grave of "Mummy of Cao"
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  • It is a beautiful, well-preserved place. The Museum's spectacular site. This place has done to develop the village of Cao. They should charge more to preserve the area.
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