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The Cradle of Humankind is a place where every person on the planet is in some way or other, linked. Some of the most important humanoid fossils have been discovered here, including a separate species, and it’s believed to be the place where all humankind originated.
The 47000ha site was declared a World Heritage Site in 1999 and the visitor centre called Maropeng – meaning to return to the place of our origins in the Setswana language – welcomes visitors to experience this fascinating location. The Maropeng information centre is entered via the Tumulus building, designed to appear as a burial mound, and visitors are first introduced to a working excavation site before being taken through the ‘passage of time’ in terms of human development.
The Cradle of Humankind is roughly an hour’s drive from both Johannesburg and Pretoria in the Gauteng Province, South Africa. It was mapped on Google for the world to get a... Show more
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