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“A Glimpse into Antiquity”
Review of Olduvai Gorge

Olduvai Gorge
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Owner description: This deep gorge, measuring 30 miles long and 295 feet deep, features exposed deposits of fossil fauna, hominid remains and stone tools from 2,1000,000 to 15,000 years ago.
Reviewed July 22, 2013

The Olduvai gives the traveller an idea of the effort that the Leakeys(and others) made to uncover the remains of the first humans immediately before the Ngorongoro crater blew up some 4 million yeras ago. The museum is well displayed and he lecture helpful. We enjoyed being there. Two of the party were at school with Jonathan and Richard leakey which made the visit more special and pesonal.

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

This was very informative and worthwhile experience. We would have been disappointed if we did not visit. We went to the bottom of the gorge to see where the first bones were discovered. Amazing experience.

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

For me the most impressive is the great view from museum on archeological site, really impressive perspective. Also some interesting facts about first humanoid and some animals from older ages, but the view is the best!

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Reviewed July 14, 2013

As those interested in paleontology and the history of prehistoric homo sapiens will know, this place is an icon. This is where fames paleontologists Richard and Mary Leakey made groundbreaking discoveries in the evolution of early humans. Unfortunately, the museum is disappointing and needs a massive investment from the gov't to really make it shine as it should. The museum consists of two small, artifact-filled rooms of some of the discoveries. There is a perfunctory 10 minute lecture by a resident anthropologist explaining the significance of the site. You can walk down into the Gorge where the discoveries were made.

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Reviewed June 28, 2013

I loved being at Olupai where Mary Leakey made the amazing discovery of australopithecus boseii. The museum gives very good information of the discoveries. If you are interested in archaeology/anthropology this is a place to visit.

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