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Pankhurst’s Corner continues this week on the theme of heritage preservation, highlighting the nation’s precious trove of rare manuscripts. The professor illuminates us on efforts underway in various initiatives, to maintain and establish the repositories of Ethiopian antiquity.

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The distinctive centrality of Ethiopia and of the Great African Rift Valley as the cradle of mankind and early history is perhaps the most enthralling of subjects. Unfortunately, despite hosting the many unique sites, preservation has not been adequate and enforced in Ethiopia. This week’s Pankhurst’s Corner discuses the urgent need for museums and the scientific preservation of the legacies of antiquity.

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As urban development picks up pace, familiar landmarks are disappearing all too fast, along with structures of priceless historical value. Addis Ababa lacking an official list of its historically significant buildings, developers alone can not be blamed. This week’s Pankhurst’s corner sheds light on this significant heritage loss.

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