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Palaeontological Collections Center Opens

Panafrican News Agency (Dakar), 5 April 2001

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia—A centre for the preservation and study of palaeontological collections of Omo valley, Southern Ethiopia, has been opened at the National Museum of Ethiopia in Addis Ababa.

The centre, whose facilities were completed with financial and technical assistance from the French government, will provide researchers access to the palaeontological collections from the Omo river valley, fossils dated between one and four million years, according to the Museum director, Momitu Yilma.

The centre was jointly inaugurated Wednesday by Ethiopia’s Minister of Information and Culture, Wolde-Michael Chemo and the Ambassador of France to Ethiopia, Jacques Dware.