By Joyce Mkinga
THE Plenipotentiary of Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg to the Federation and the European Union and for Foreign Affairs State Secretary, Dr Annette Tabbara commended the Government of Tanzania for well preservation of famous skull of Zinjanthropus that marked the craddle of human kind
The State Secretary who with her delegation visited the National Museum of Tanzania over the weekend where she had an opportunity to see the famous skull of Zinjanthroupus was very excited to see the original skull of Zinjanthropus.
Dr Tabbara with her delegation visited Human Evolution Exhibition hall and the strong room where the original skull of Zinjanthropus is kept.
“I am very happy to see our ancestor, It’s very torching for me” she said
The skull of Zinjanhropus boisei dated 1.75 million years was discovered by Dr Mary Leakey at Oldvai Gorge area, in Ngorongoro, Arusaha region on 17th July 1959. It is now 60 years since its discovery.
Dr Tabbara said time allocated to visit the National Museum was not enough hence she will come again to fulfill his thirst of what she saw at the National Museum of Tanzania.
“Everything I saw here was just wonderful” she said adding I will come back.
The Government of Tanzania has recently celebrated 60 years of Zinjanthropus discovered where the Prime Minister Hon. Kasimu Majawa Majawa was the Guest of Honor at the function held at Oldvai Gorge area in Ngorongoro, Arusha region.
Among other this the Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania directed celebrations of 60 years of Zinjanthropus discovery being marked in other six regions of the country including; Dar es Salaam, Mtwara, Iringa, Mwanza, and Dodoma.
The Plenipotentiary of Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg to the Federation and the European Union and for Foreign Affairs State Secretary also visited History, Contemporary and Rock Art Gallary as well as Historical cars.
The State Secretary was welcomed at the National Museum by the Acting Director General, Dr Gwakisa Kamatula who underscored the importance of cooperation between the National Museum and the Hamburg City in the area of training and skills development.
Dr Kamatula called on further cooperation on retooling and infrastructure development of the National Museum of Tanzania-
The Hamburg City Secretary of State was in Tanzania for a five- day visit with the Dar es Salaam City Council on sister cities mission.