The variety of exhibits in this wonderful museum is extensive, and those who work there are highly knowledgeable. Amongst the Archaeological exhibits, of which there are many fascinating ancient pieces, is a replica of one of the most important finds in the field of human genealogy: Lucy – the 3.5 million year old hominid. Lucy proved that our ancestors became bi-pedal 2.5 million years than previously thought. This museum is a must for travelers wanting to have an overall picture and understanding of the Rift Valley and its civilizations, as well as Ethiopia itself.
The Museum and Library of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies
This excellent ethnographic museum houses information, artefacts, musical instruments and visual art of nearly ethnic group in Ethiopia. This is a fascinating resource for every aspect of Ethiopian history and culture.
Geographically Ethiopia is stunning. The landscape is dominated by the dramatic Ethiopian Highlands with peaks of 4000m or higher. The country is bisected by the Rift Valley, which starts at the Red Sea, to the North East, and continues south to Mozambique in southern Africa.