Lucy's Legacy: The Hidden Treasures of Ethiopia
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Opened Jun 24, 2009
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Come face to face with Lucy, the world's most famous fossil. At the time of her discovery, Lucy was the oldest known and best preserved early human ancestor. View the real fossilized remains of Lucy and a three-dimensional recreation of what she would have looked like in life. Also view the famed fossil Ida (Plate B) who at 47 million-years-old is unbelievably well-preserved and provides a view into our primate past. Explore 6 million years of human evolution and learn how the 1974 unearthing of Lucy shook the scientific community and altered our understanding of human origins. See a stunning 78 foot mural that depicts 6 million years of human evolution. Examine over 100 cultural artifacts from Ethiopia, Lucy's homeland and find out why Ethiopia is called the Cradle of Mankind.
226 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036
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