The Royal Tombs of the Sipan Museum in northern Peru has attracted nearly 1.75 million visitors, since it opened to the public on November 8, 2002.
Museum director and well known archaeologist Walter Alva this is a record of attendance for any museum in Peru and South America.
The museum is located in the Lambayeque region of northern Peru and receives an average of 160,000 visitors per year and about 450 per day.
“It [the museum] has become a sanctuary of our regional and national identity and the architectural quality have made it the most visited museum in Peru,” said Alva.
The Royal Tombs of the Sipan Museum exhibits the most important archaeological remains of the Mochica Culture, and shows the jewels, emblems and ornaments found in 1987 in the tomb of a Mochica government leader called the Lord of Sipan.
To celebrate the 11th anniversary, several activities are organized by the authorities in Lambayeque, including, parades, a handicraft fair, folkloric dancing and a Paso Horse exhibition.