3.2 million-year-old human fossil on display at Katara

28/02/2015 (The Peninsula – Qatar):DOHA: The 3.2 million-year-old human fossil nicknamed Lucy is at Katara as the highlight of an exhibition, Ethiopian Cultural Day, a first-of-its-kind event organised by the Ethiopian embassy in Doha.“We have brought here the oldest human fossil on Earth, so this is a significant exhibition for us. This is only the second time we are exhibiting Lucy internationally; the first time was at Natural Science Museum in the US,” Ethiopian Ambassador Mesganu Arga Moach told this daily.Moach and Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, General Manager, Katara, opened the exhibition visited by representatives of diplomatic missions and the Ethiopian community. Exhibited at Katara Building No. 13, the skeleton which is said to be the most complete skeleton of a human ancestor yet discovered in the world was found in Afar Depression in Ethiopia 40 years ago.With the scientific name Australopithecus afarensis, Lucy was named after the popular Beatles song Lucy in the sky with diamonds but Ethiopians prefer to call it “Dinknesh” (wonderful)…





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