Ethiopia - Lower Valley of the Awash

"The Awash valley contains one of the most important groupings of palaeontological sites on the African continent. The remains found at the site, the oldest of which date back at least 4 million years, provide evidence of human evolution which has modified our conception of the history of humankind. The most spectacular discovery came in 1974, when 52 fragments of a skeleton enabled the famous Lucy to be reconstructed."
Source: UNESCO World Heritage


Postcard 1
Received this postcard of Lucy, written stamped from Ethiopia by Solomon - thank you.





Postcard 2
The skeletons of Lucy at the National Museum of Ethiopia - the oldest hominid fossil 3.5 million years old female skeleton found at Afar, Ethiopia in 1974. Thanks to Reter of New Zealand.

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