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National Museum

National Museum

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Menelik II Ave, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Local from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

This museum has a great collection of ancient fossils of human beings and animals including the fossil remains of Lucy (3.25 million years old) - the oldest hominid.

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Nairobi, Kenya

One of the better museums in Addis, but that is certainly not saying much. The big draw is the skeletal remains of "Lucy", but they are much more exciting as a concept than actually seeing a handful of bones laid-out on some cloth. It is interesting to see how short Lucy was though. On the upper floors there are some interesting historical paintings worth checking out, but no description of anything to enrich the experience.

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Brooklyn, État de New York, États Unis
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The real attraction here is Lucy (or two casts of her) and a nice overview of evolution.

It was amusing to have a very conservative Christian guide (and most of them are), speak with pride about Ethiopia's role in proving the Theory of Evolution. As our guide said... "you have to separate religion from science or it doesn't make sense."

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