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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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Sun - Sat 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 5 days ago
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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 4 days ago NEW 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 6 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone knows about Lucy, but there are also some other interesting archaeological displays amongst other things. Easy to get around, and a good grounding and overview to start your trip in Ethiopia.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting, the remains of Lucy really makes one think about creation or evolution...... worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must whin in Addis Ababa. Here you find Lucy which you have heard much about. She is shorter than you expected.

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