Addis Ababa, The National Museum3

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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. The first floor contains objects from ancient and medieval periods, as well as regalia and memorabilia from former rulers, who include Emperor Haile Selassie.

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Addis Ababa, The National Museum3

  1. 1. http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/sandamichaela-2134267-ethiopia7/
  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 NME at present has four main exhibition sections. The basement is dedicated to archaeological and paleoanthropological sections. The second floor show art work in a chronological order, from traditional to contemporary works. Finally, the third floor has an ethnographic display. Here, the museum tries to give an overview of the cultural richness and variety of the peoples of Ethiopia.
  4. 4. The first floor contains objects from ancient and medieval periods, as well as regalia and memorabilia from former rulers, who include Emperor Haile Selassie.
  5. 5. Celing
  6. 6. Emperor Tewodros II 1855-1868.
  7. 7. Emperor Yohannes IV 1872 - 1888
  8. 8. Emperor Menelik II is one of Ethiopia's most famous emperors. He was crowned in 1889 and ruled until his death in 1913
  9. 9. Empress Zewditu (1876-1930) daughter and successor of Emperor Menelik II
  10. 10. In 1936, the concept of a museum was first introduced in Ethiopia when an exhibition was opened, displaying ceremonial costumes donated by the royal family and their close associates.
  11. 11. Emperor Haile Selassie's Throne
  12. 12. Empress Menen's Chair. Taken to Italy during warII and returned to Ethiopia in 1972 G.C
  13. 13. Emperor Haile Selassie's Throne
  14. 14. Emperor Haile Selassie's Throne
  15. 15. Crown of Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia Emperor Haile Selassie I (1892 –1975)
  16. 16. The current NME grew from the establishment of the Institute of Archaeology, which was founded in 1958. The institute was founded to promote and facilitate the archaeological research mission in the northern part of Ethiopia by French
  17. 17. Empress Zewditu (1876-1930) Empress of Ethiopia from 1916 to 1930, chair
  18. 18. Diadem for the Ras TitleCrown of Emperor Menelik II
  19. 19. Crown of Empress Taitu Bitul
  20. 20. Crown of Emperor Yohannes 4th
  21. 21. Colonel Mengistu Haile Mariam 1977-1991
  22. 22. Military outfit for High Ranking officials
  23. 23. Ceremonial dress and weapons of Leul Ras Kassa Hailu (1th hatf of 20th century)
  24. 24. Military Out Fit for High Ranking Officials - Lions Mane and cloth - 19-20th century
  25. 25. Military Out Fit for High Ranking Officials - Lions Mane and cloth - 19-20th century
  26. 26. Robe of Kaffa nobles (Southwest Ethiopia 19-20th century) velvet and silver
  27. 27. Ceremonial robe of ligaba (Minister of Palace) 19-20th century
  28. 28. Ceremonial robe of Empress Taitu Bitul (silk, velvet) Empress Consort of the Ethiopian Empire (1889–1913) and the wife of Emperor Menelik II of Ethiopia
  29. 29. Emperor Haile Sellasie I giving directions to 12 students
  30. 30. Administrative Building in the Campus
  31. 31. Text: Internet Pictures: Sanda Foişoreanu Sanda Negruţiu Alin Samochis Jean Moldovan 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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