Explora Films & El Deseo (the production company owned by Pedro Almovodar) sponsor the excavation works that are taking place in Sipan, under the direction of the expert archaeologist Walter Alva, the founder of the tomb of the Lord of Sipan.
The discovery is considered to be an important character of the moche elite. The archaeologists have not reached yet the skull. A first layer of gold-plated copper objects is being removed from the tomb. In few days it is expected to reach a deeper layer.
This discovery is part of a film project titled The Lord of Sipan, directed by Jose Manuel Novoa, and with the support of TVE, I.C.O., and the Spanish Geographic Society.