Afar Danakil Depression

The Last wilderness of Ethiopia-The Danakil. Any one who wants to visit the homeland of this Great, Great, Great  grandmother of the 6 Billion people of the world have to travel to the Afar region

The Afar region is part of the Ethiopian Rift Valley. Since the late 1960s, it has attracted the attention of researchers because of its uniqueness as the world's only active, subaerial triple junction where the complex tectonics and volcanism of an area between three separating lithospheric plates (African, Eastern African, and Arabian) can be observed on dry land. From the archaeological point of view, it was from this region that LUCY, the most important hominid skeleton dated at about 3.2 million years discovered.