Sunday, September 02, 2007

Lucy, the First Human, Is on Tour

From Gadling:
Her bones made a debut on Friday at the Houston Museum of Natural Science in an exhibit called "Lucy's Legacy: The Treasures of Ethiopia." The exhibit, slated to appear in 9 other venues in the United States over the next few years, is not just about Lucy, but about the wealth of human existence that has come from Ethiopia.

In addition to the fossil of Lucy, over 100 artifacts such as ancient manuscripts and royal artifacts from a dynasty Ethiopians believe stretches back to the son of the biblical King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba will be on display.

I found the online exhibit Lucy's Legacy: The Treasures of Ethiopia, to be fascinating. She deserves more than the 15 minutes that I spent there... I didn't see any indication of where the other 9 venues were located.

There is also some concern about having Lucy's 3.18 million year old skeleton on display.

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