Tracing Humboldt’s tracks — Part 6 | DW Documentary

Tracing Humboldt’s tracks — Part 6 | DW Documentary

In celebration of Alexander von Humboldt’s 250th birthday, we invite you to learn all about the adventurous life of the great German natural scientist in seven short documentaries.

During his journey to the Spanish colonies of South America, Alexander von Humboldt witnessed the inhumane treatment of slave laborers. In the sixth installment of our Humboldt series we trace his journey to Palenque, Colombia.

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