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Ethiopia provides some of the oldest human remains in the world, and some theories state that human migration throughout the earth may have started from this region. One of the most famous is 'Lucy', dated to 3.5 million years old. Other fossil skulls known as Omo I and II come from the kibish formation (200,000/100,000 years ago) in the Omo Valley.
Ethiopia is full of natural wonders with several world class parks and reserves. Among these are the Abijatta-Shalla Lakes National Park Abijatta-Shalla Lakes National Park, Awash National Park, Awash National Park, Bale Mountains National Park, Dallol Depression, Gambella National Park and Lake Tana. Because of this it is becoming an increasingly popular travel destination for safari expeditions among the African wildlife.
Ethiopia is also very rich in culture with local traditions dating back over 3000 years. Being one of the oldest 'Christan Countries', church ceremonies are a major feature of Ethiopian life. Ethiopia's Christian heritage dates back to the fourth century and the events are impressive and unique. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church has its own head, follows its own customs. The country also has a large Muslim population which have added their own traditions and rituals.