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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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  • One of the best museums of the Region freedom, impressive, unique and a great contribution to cultural and historical, before the end of our visit to the city of Trujillo because there is much to know, we decided to visit Chan Chan and Magdalena de Cao this beautiful museum that tells about the story of the "Lady of Cao" and its power within the culture, Moche and Chimu a family experience for all it was worth, we met and we illustrate us new things of our history and Peruvian culture
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  • Excellent site, excellent work of research, preservation and restoration. Big applause to all the staff for their work!
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  • The best Museum which we have, is impressive to see the remains of the Ms. Cao and clarity of tattoos that can still be seen on your skin. It is somewhat removed from the city, but it is worth making the trip there because what they see makes everything worthwhile.
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