Is a northern coastal city with a hot and sunny climate.
Chiclayo and other towns in northern Peru are centres of witchcraft. Among
the places of archeological interest around Chiclayo are Túcume,
Batán Grande and Huaca Rajada, where a royal Moche mausoleum was
found in 1987. The greatest discovery was the tomb of the Señor
de Sipán, whose funeral clothes were adorned with gold, silver and
jewels. Archaeologists have ascertained that he was a royal ruler 1600
years ago and that he was about 30 years old when he died. However, the
Señor de Sipán is still shrouded in mistery. His precise
identity and cause of death remain unknown. The priceless funeral artefacts
unearthed fro the tomb can be viewed at the Brüning Museum in Lambayeque,
11km 87miles) north of Chiclayo. There are daily flights from Lima (1 hour)
and Trujillo (15 min) as well as road access via the North Panamerican
Highway from Lima (780 km.).