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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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  • Be which is the station of the year, is worth it worth visit. There are seasons high but the two times that visit the place were times of heat and use of hat, sunscreen and fed up water were enough. There are shaded along the route in the huaca and Museum there is air conditioning. There are explanatory sheets in English and Spanish. As we take a guide who will pay what one thinks just and proper. It discovered at huaca this well-preserved, the landscape from the top is gorgeous and the Museum is great! The best-preserved finds are exhibited and also the very same Lady of Cao, who covered with a thin semi-transparent fabric out of respect to his person (that I think laudable!). The bathrooms are clean. There are shop of the Museum, with not many things. What I recommend is that at the store they have returned and also wifi to run the card payment. As you know, take easy just in case...
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  • This archaeological complex is really impressive. I was pleasantly surprised by the wonderful sample offered by the Museum, thanks to the fact that the remains were found intact. Both the mummy as all its accessories is can see in its entirety. Almost not there is Museum in the Peru where is can appreciate these wonders of jewelry and remnants of a culture pre-inca. ABSOLUTELY essential if you are interested in the history!
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  • Excellent Museum and also learn about the ceremonial center, it is best to upload the huaca and watch the sunset in that contrast between Beach and green fields, really nice. In addition to interesting discoveries about the Lady of cao.
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