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Lower Valley of the Omo

CountryEthiopia
Date of Inscription1980
CategoryCultural Sites
UNESCOhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/17

A prehistoric site near Lake Turkana, the lower valley of the Omo is renowned the world over. The discovery of many fossils there, especially Homo gracilis, has been of fundamental importance in the study of human evolution.

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Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia
Capital: Addis Ababa
Currency: Birr (ETB)
Language: Amharic, Oromo, Tigrinya Guaragigna, Somali, Arabic
Time Zone: UTC+3

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