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The home of Lucy, on of the earliest hominids known to man. Well, at least a copy of Lucy, she is kept in a vault for safe keeping. It is amazing how little of her was actually found.
The museum also houses a plethora of historical artefacts, art by modern Ethiopian artists, and a collection of ceremonial robes and crowns.
Another museum worth the effort.
Addis Ababa Museum
Opened in 1986 in the former home of Ras Biru Habtegebriel, a former Minister of War, the Addis Ababa Museum is one of the newest in town. It charts the political, cultural, and architectural history of the city.
A good place to spend a rainy afternoon
This communist style building contains stone work, pottery, jewellery and recent art. It is a bit disorganised and shabby, but it is worth a visit and you learn a lot more about Ethiopian culture.
The most interesting inhabitant of the museum is Lucy, the 3.5 million year old hominid female discovered in eastern Ethiopia in 1974. However, you will only find her plastic replica on display.
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