Visit Cao Museum, 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. By using our Trujillo vacation planning site, you can arrange your visit to Cao Museum and other attractions in Trujillo.
Cao Museum reviews
We visited this place as part of an "Archaeological Trujillo" tour from the Holland America ship Volendam. It was definitely one of the very best tours that we booked. This is a pre-ceramic site... more »
A fantastic place to learn the culture with a very nice museum attached. Loved it more than the Huaca´s in Trujillo, better museum and very nicely explained excavations. more »
Nice museum explaining the historical and cultural setting of the huaca del Cao. Exhibiting the mummy of the dama del Cao. A major discovery in that it is the first find of a women in power of the Moche culture and Peru in general. Museum is well thought through, has nice tables and explaining graphics combined with explanatory texts in English and Spanish.
Brilliant! One of the best archeological sites in Peru.
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