During his journey to the Spanish colonies of South America, Alexander von Humboldt witnessed the inhumane treatment of slave laborers. In our fifth installment of our Humboldt series we trace his journey to Palenque, Colombia.
After an unprecedented five-year tour of South America, Mexico and Cuba, Humboldt returned to Europe a hero. Not only was he honored for surviving such an expedition, he freely shared all of his newly acquired knowledge.
Celebrated German explorer Alexander von Humboldt was born 250 years ago. Far ahead of his time, he warned of the critical importance of protecting nature. Now Germany's president is following in his footsteps.
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