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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania



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Famously known as the Cradle of Mankind, the Olduvai Gorge in northern TANZANIA's Arusha Region is a steep ravine with an west-east length of over 14 kilometers or about 9 miles. The Olduvai Gorge and Ngorongoro Crater serve as brilliant landscape gems within the rural Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site established in the year 1979. The Olduvai Gorge is a hotbed for fossil discoveries, especially those regarding humans' ancient history (paleoanthropology). Ngorongoro Crater is located northwest of the gorge, while the eastern part of Lake Eyasi is south of it.

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