The exhibition "Sipán: Mystery and Splendor in Northern Peru" will be in Panama from March 1 to 31, with a view to promoting the riches, tourist attractions and cuisine of the Moche Route (La Libertad and Lambayeque), interconnected thanks to the direct flight that connects the Caribbean country with Chiclayo.
This exhibition, with more than 30 replicas of the treasures displayed in the Tumbas Reales museum, can be seen in the Plaza del Delfín del Albrook Mall, the largest shopping mall in Panama City, and in the main Panamanian air terminal (Tocumen), where thousands of travelers pass through daily.
Dr. Walter Alva, a prominent archaeologist who led the work that led to the discovery of the royal tombs of the Lord of Sipán and the Old Lord of Sipán (1987), will attend the opening of the exhibition.
The ribbon cutting ceremony of the exhibition will be next February 28 in the shopping center, and the same will be done in the airport the following day. In the airport there will be touch screens that will display the tourist and culinary offering of northern Peru.
In addition to promoting Peruvian tourism and culture with this exhibition, the purpose of this activity is to promote the link between Panama City and Chiclayo, through Copa Airlines’ direct flights between the capitals of Panama and Lambayeque twice a week.
The exhibition has been made possible by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur), the Commission for the Promotion of Peru for Exports and Tourism (PROMPERÚ) and Peru’s Foreign Trade Office (OCEX) in Panama. It is also supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Culture and Copa Airlines.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
The exhibition in the Albrook Mall recreates the Lord of Sipán together with his royal court, all of them dressed in period costumes and with the replicas of their main ornaments, of which the gold and turquoise earrings, peanut fruit necklace, banners and other emblems of rank of this Moche ruler stand out. All these pieces were made in the museum itself by local artisans and restorers from the area.