Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Lucy ("Dinknesh") comes to America

I remember as a young student being marched to see Lucy's skeletal exhibit at the newly opened Ethiopian Expo., near Meskel Square. Who knew, a quarter of a century later and on the other side of the world, I get to lay my eyes on her again.

The public has only seen the real Lucy remains twice in Ethiopia The oldest humanoid skeleton ever found has been taken out of Ethiopia for a controversial tour of American museums.

...But Ethiopia said it would use cash raised from the six-year tour to fund museums back home and build new ones.

Famous fossil Lucy starts US tour (BBC) August 7, 2007