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Melka Kunture, Addis Ababa

#12 of 12 in Historic Sites in 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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  • This site is located at the eastern part of Ethiopia if you have a travel plan to visit Awash National park it should have to be your destination, this wonderful site is very important to know...  more »
  • It is a Unesco site but too rarely visited. There is a museum or exhibit building in imitation of local constructions. It is a serious display which imparts info only by reading. It has 3 halls...  more »
  • 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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