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Cradle of humankind
The outstanding attraction in the Ethiopian pavilion is "Lucy". This skeleton of a hominid, the first humanlike being, dates from over three million years ago. Lucy (scientific term: Australopithecus afarensis) is probably the most prominent of the numerous archaeological discoveries that illustrate Ethiopia's cultural development. The Ethiopian contribution to EXPO 2000 shows the impact of the experience of the past millennia up to the present . The pavilion takes visitors into a model of the Ethiopian landscape.

Inside the pavilion the history of the 2000 years old city of Axum and the famous rock-hewn churches of Lalibella give evidence of the origins of Ethopian statehood and the early adoption of three of the world's major monotheistic religions.Murals document the fight against soil erosion and presents the roots and development of coffee production.


Pure Ethiopian "Yirgacheffe" in the "Coffea Abyssinica"

Speciality coffees from Ethiopia, including: espresso / double espresso, cappuccino or a "straightforward" coffee

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 Nation: Ethiopia
 National Day: 11.09.00
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