Museum, Addis Ababa

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  • Fron of the museum
    Fron of the museum
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  • Painting by Afewerk Tekle
    Painting by Afewerk Tekle
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  • Casts from the homind
    Casts from the homind "Lucy"
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    National Museum

    by niamey00 Written Jan 24, 2004

    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.

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    Addis Ababa Museum

    by niamey00 Written Jan 24, 2004

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    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

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    National Museum

    by floss1 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    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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