Melka Kunture Prehistoric Site, Addis Ababa

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Melka Kunture (መልካ ቁንጥሬ) is a Paleolithic site in the upper Awash Valley, Ethiopia. It is located 50 kilometers south of Addis Ababa by road, across the Awash River from the village of Melka Awash. Three waterfalls lie downstream of the bridge across the Awash here, which provides access south to Butajira.
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  • The site hosts a museum on the evolution of Homo sapiens, which was extremely informative. The setting is rather stark.  more »
  • Went a long way to find it is under construction. Displays are not available, work site is interesting for a few minutes, but wouldn't go there if we had known it is mostly closed.  more »
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  • Agere to Awash Melka Kunture Wededededed All Family and culture to inthis city !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!love you melka kunture!"""""
  • Dig site where Homo Erectus and Homo Sapiens found. Superb explanation of Great Rift Valley archeology and geology. They let us play with 40,000 year old Stone Age tools! Guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and spoke great English. We invited him to visit Adadi Maryam church with us, which was also terrific. All this just one hour's drive from Addis Ababa.

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