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Natural   –  .Simien National Park (1978)
  • Bale Mountains National Park (2008)
  • Dirre Sheik Hussein Religious, Cultural and Historical Site (2011)
  • Holqa Sof Omar: Natural and Cultural Heritage (Sof Omar: Caves of
  • Semien Mountains National Park

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  • Lucy to return home in April after five year tour in USA!

    9The Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage of Ethiopia says the skeleton of Lucy, a 3.2-million-year-old Ethiopian fossil, will come home in April 2013.  Lucy is making a five year tour in the USA. The Ethiopian government has sent the fossil and 149 artifacts such as ancient manuscripts and royal artifacts from the dynasty of Ethiopians under the project „Lucy’s Legacy: The Hidden Treasures of Ethiopia“. (Walta Information Center)

    Lucy has been on display in Houston, Texas and other cities of the United States since August 2007.  Lucy and the other heritages started the tour in ten States as per the agreement signed in 2000 EC between the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Lucy’s last exhibition will be displayed in Santana, California from February to April.

    But Lucy had some baggage of her own as well—even before she arrived in the United States, a number of prominent paleoanthropologists protested that transporting and exhibiting the fragile, one-of-a-kind fossil could damage it. If that happened, the loss to scientists who are still discovering new ways to analyze fossils would be profound, because there are only a handful of partial skeletons of early human ancestors. So in 2006, several museums that were approached to sign up „Lucy’s Legacy“ refused—including the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois, and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., as noted in a Sciencenews story. Lucy’s Legacy: The Hidden Treasures of Ethiopia

    The fossil of Lucy was discovered in 1974 at Hadar in the Awash Valley of Afar Depression. Lucy is estimated to have lived 3.2 million years ago and is either directly ancestral to humans, or evolutionarily close to human ancestor, hence it is classified as a hominid.     Desta Alemu Lecture 

Maitre Artist Afewerk Tekle

Addis Ababa, April 11, 2012 (Addis Ababa) – Ethiopian renowned

"Demera" by Maître Afewerk Tekle, Ad...

„Demera“ by Maître Afewerk Tekle, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Photo credit: A. Davey)

painter, the Most Honorable Maitre Artiste World Laureate Afewerk Tekle has died in Addis Ababa on Tuesday at the age of 80. The late Afewerk died while he was being treated in a hospital here in the capital Addis Ababa due to a severe illness. read more


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