Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant



The Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant in downtown Silver Spring bears the name of a hominid called Australopithecus afarensis.  She is about 3.18 million years old. Lucy was found by Donald Johanson  and Tom Gray on November 24, 1974, at the site of Hadar in Ethiopia. Lucy is named for the Beatles’ song  “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” which was repeatedly played during the celebration over her discovery.


“Lucy’s Story.” Institute of Human Origins. Arizona State University.

Photo credits:

Lucy Restaurant. Brenda Randolph
Lucy’s Skeleton. Arizona State University