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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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  • Visit the Cao site Museum, and know the vestiges of the Señora de Cao, was a very rewarding experience. I recommend go with own mobility from Trujillo or Pacasmayo or account renting a taxi. Go in the evenings, to avoid large groups of tourists.
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  • East was the reason of my visit to Trujillo and I was dissatisfied. But for lack of time. I think that is both that there are so many sites by see with detail. I would love to attend a talk on the history of El Brujo. And in relation to the Lady Cao, spectacular. Very well made throughout. Very nice pieces and exposure. And what developer is all the story that there is behind it. A ruling female against a complex civilisation in the twelfth century is not something to ignore!
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  • It is a very beautiful place that holds much history, even if it is true access is a bit far from the city but definitely worth a go, everything is very well preserved and the warmth of the guides is always present. One of the best museums to visit :)
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