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“Came to see LUCY..the oldest hominoid bones.”

National Museum of Ethiopia
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US$88.00*
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Museum Highlights Guided Day Tour in Addis Ababa
Ranked #8 of 82 things to do in Addis Ababa
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This museum’s greatest treasure is the partial skeleton of "Lucy," a tiny human believed to have lived over three million years ago.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Ok so LUCY is not the oldest bones..and these are not the real ones. This is a replica. Um..i should have known that but my quide reminded me. My Ethiopian guide was very proud to tell the history of this country and how they are the only state in Africa that was not defeated by foreign nations. Italy did try but failed. They have a lot of influence here regardless. The roads and influence on the food was very noticeable. I like how this country has maintained its history but could be more advance if they let more folk in. This was a wonderful place to visit. Saw the first car given to their country as well.

Thank Tiffster99
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

A fantastic exhibition, really interesting and educational! A great museum with pieces of amazing world history.

Thank Elin G
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

It is as cheap as chips to get in here (10 bihr) so great value. There are four floors to the museum and it won't take long to get round - An hour is about right.
Some of the artefacts would benefit from a bit of tlc and a lot of it is dusty, but at the end of the day people are going to see one thing and one thing only, the skeleton of Lucy. She's in the basement which is far and away the best gallery in the museum.
There is a tiny gift shop on the top floor which sells postcards and posters for next to nothing. You can't not go to Addis Ababa and not see Lucy though...

Thank Marcus G
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Very interesting museum and fascinating to see "LUCY". The museum (the basement of the museum) is excellent with clear description of discoveries.

Thank Birhanu m
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

For a very modest entry fee you can see the skeleton of the world famous Lucy! The basement displays of archeological remains are simple and well done though poorly lighted. The rest of the museum could use a facelift, but it is Lucy who steals the show. Definitely worth a couple hours visit.

Thank Patty6-13
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