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Address: King George VI Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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+251 94 063 7476
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08:30 - 17:00
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This museum’s greatest treasure is the partial skeleton of...

This museum’s greatest treasure is the partial skeleton of "Lucy," a tiny human believed to have lived over three million years ago.

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The oldest human remains in the world!

I'm not a fan of museums but it is definitely worth going to this museum to see "Lucy". The oldest human remains in the world.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If they would show the "real Lucy" not a plastic copy I would say "great" however this was a disappointing museum.

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Rabat, Morocco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The national Museum provides one of the few opportunities of a lifetime to come into contact with our humble beginnings as a primate species. The opportunity to be in the presence of Lucy, our 3.2 million year old ancestor will not be forgotten.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A little bit tired but a really fascinating museum, particularly the visit to "Lucy" and our human history. Recommend

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Ethiopia is a great place. The history is probally the oldest in the world . One of the oldest Christian Nations in the world. Home to the oldest female bones "Lucy". Very very beautiful people.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The museum has some very nice pieces from the Axumite period, as well as the all-important paelo section featuring 'Lucy'. It's badly in need of investment though - the artefacts are mostly quite poorly presented, and the information is scant. Certainly worth a visit, but could be quite dramatically improved.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see for anyone visiting Ethiopia Great exhibits about the cradle of human evolution Very informative You have to go a couple of times to get all the information in

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm not a fan of museums but it is definitely worth going to this museum to see "Lucy". The oldest human remains in the world.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely amazing. Gives the history of Ethiopia from prehistory to present. Well organized, with different types of exhibits on different floors, with prehistory at the lowest level. Very inexpensive to get in, which really makes it a must see!

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Libreville, Gabon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the history displayed in this museum. Amazing what you could learn in such a short time. Awfully tedious for kids, but you could get through the maze in about ten minutes. Loved the experience.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small, almost quaint national museum. The anthropological collection is interesting and worth a visit. The other floors have some interesting articles from Ethiopia's various kings, dating back to the Solomonic dynasty. The entire collection does not take more than an hour or so to see.

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