Row sparked by US tour of 3.2m-year-old Lucy skeleton
Posted: Tuesday, August 7, 2007
The 3.2m-year-old Lucy skeleton, one of man's earliest ancestors, has been taken out of Ethiopia, where it was discovered, for a controversial six-year US tour that scientists have warned will expose the fossil to a high risk of damage.
Scientists at the Natural History Museum in Addis Ababa arrived at work yesterday to find that the remains had been quietly removed from the vault. Several staff members were also gone, reportedly bound for Texas with the artefact.
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