Workers in Lambayeque, Peru.
Lambayeque is a city in the Lambayeque region of northern Peru. It is notable for its exceptional museums featuring artefacts from local archaeological sites. The Brüning Museum, established in the early 1900s, contains hundreds of gold and silver pieces, as well as textiles and ceramics, from the Vicus, Moche, Chimú, Lambeyeque and Inca cultures. TheTumba Real (Royal Tombs), established in 2002, contains artefacts from the tomb of the Lord of Sipan.
Recently, researchers found an ancient clay temple in an archaeological dig. Colored murals can be clearly discerned on the temple walls. Dating circa 2000 BCE, the Ventarron temple is one of the oldest found in the Americas, as reported by scientist Walter Alva.