cradle of humankind

On Wednesday July 9th we moved back from Mahikeng to Johannesburg. On the way we visited the Cradle of Humankind heritage site in the Gauteng province. It is actually a large area with many caves where an important, 2,3 million year old fossil named “Mr. Ples” was found as well as many other (even older) fossils. There is a beautiful building with a modern, clear explanation of evolution. You also get to visit one of the caves. There was warning that the passages where small and that you shouldn’t go if you have any kind of back problems. I guess they exaggerated a bit because it wasn’t all that bad.

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safety instructions before entering the cave

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Leigh admiring the cave

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