Photo: "Lucy" Fossil Tour Sparks Controversy Among U.S. Museums



The framed fossil of "Lucy"—perhaps the world's most famous human ancestor—is on exhibition at the Ethiopian Natural History Museum in the capital city of Adis Abeba (Addis Ababa) on October 24, 2006.

The nearly 3.2-million-year-old skeleton is set to begin a six-year tour of U.S. museums, the first time the bones will be on public display abroad. But some experts have criticized the plan, saying Lucy is too fragile to travel.

Photograph by AP Photo/Les Neuhaus


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