Addis Ababa, The National Museum2

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The National Museum of Ethiopia (NME), also referred to as the Ethiopian National Museum, is the primary museum in Ethiopia. It is located in the nation's capital, Addis Ababa, near the graduate school of Addis Ababa University. The NME at present has four main exhibition sections. The museum houses the nation's artistic treasures as well as many of the most precious archaeological finds such as the fossilized remains of early hominids, the most famous of which is "Lucy," the partial skeleton of a specimen of Australopithecus afarensis. Recently added to the basement gallery is a display on Selam, found between 2000 and 2004. Estimated to be 3.3 million years old, this A. afarensis specimen is considered to be the earliest child. The NME at present has four main exhibition sections. The basement is dedicated to archaeological and paleoanthropological sections. This area shows the previously mentioned hominids.

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    Lucy había vivido en África hace algo más de tres millones de años y pertenecía a la especie de hominino más antigua conocida hasta entonces. Bautizaron aquel ejemplar con el nombre de Lucy, el personaje femenino de la canción de los Beatles Lucy in the sky with diamonds. Muy pronto, Lucy se hizo famosa en todo el mundo...
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  • Y pensar que podemos ser los descendientes de estos restos humanos que se exponen en este Museo, es increible, me encanta la arqueología. Gracias por esta presentación tan interesante, Pilar
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    Thank you John for adding this presentation to your favorites, thank you to be always here!
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  • So many treasures are housed in this museum,you must have really enjoyed your visit Michaela.thank you for sharing your adventures with us.
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  • Addis Ababa, The National Museum2

    1. 1. http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/sandamichaela-2133324-ethiopia6/
    2. 2. Addis Ababa (the name means 'new flower') is of fairly recent origin - Menelik II founded the city in 1887 but is an important administrative centre not only for Ethiopia but also for the whole of Africa. Situated in the foothills of the Entoto Mountains and standing 2,400 metres above sea level it is the third highest capital in the world. The city has a population of about four million. The National Museum of Ethiopia (NME), also referred to as the Ethiopian National Museum, is the primary museum in Ethiopia. It is located in the nation's capital, Addis Ababa, near the graduate school of Addis Ababa University.
    3. 3. The museum houses the nation's artistic treasures as well as many of the most precious archaeological finds such as the fossilized remains of early hominids, the most famous of which is "Lucy," the partial skeleton of a specimen of Australopithecus afarensis. Recently added to the basement gallery is a display on Selam, found between 2000 and 2004. Estimated to be 3.3 million years old, this A. afarensis specimen is considered to be the earliest child. The NME at present has four main exhibition sections. The basement is dedicated to archaeological and paleoanthropological sections. This area show the previously mentioned hominids.
    4. 4. Amphora used to import olive oil from Mediterranean World 4 -7th CAD
    5. 5. Stone statue from Addi-Galamo, Tigray Region (dated 6th-5th century BCE)
    6. 6. Incense burner, stone, 6-5th CBC
    7. 7. A model of the so called “Palace of Dongur” near Aksum, from the 6th century
    8. 8. Oil lamp with representation of a dog hunting an Ibex (bronze before 1st C.B.C)
    9. 9. Mule saddle of Emperor Yohannes 4th (1872-1889)
    10. 10. Mule saddle of Emperor Yohannes 4th (1872-1889)
    11. 11. Lucy is the common name of AL 288-1, several hundred pieces of bone representing about 40% of the skeleton of a female Australopithecus afarensis. It was discovered in 1974 at Hadar in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia's Afar Depression. In paleoanthropology, usually only fossil fragments are found and only rarely are skulls or ribs uncovered intact; thus this discovery was extraordinary and provided an enormous amount of scientific evidence. Lucy is estimated to have lived 3.2 million years ago, and is classified as a hominid. In her Ethiopian homeland, Lucy is called "dinknesh," which means "the wondrous one."
    12. 12. Lucy is preserved at the National Museum of Ethiopia in Addis Ababa. A plaster replica is displayed instead of the original skeleton. A cast of the original skeleton in its reconstructed form remains on display at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History
    13. 13. Chimpanzee male and female skull
    14. 14. Homo Sapiens Adaltu - 160.000 years old
    15. 15. Homo Sapiens Adaltu - 160.000 years old
    16. 16. Text: Internet Pictures: Sanda Foi oreanuş Alin Samochis Internet Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Presentation: Sanda Foi oreanuş www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda Sound: Dawit Ferew Hailu -Instrumental music

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