Alexander von Humboldt in the Americas — Part 1

Oct 13, 2023 | History, People, Social, Videos

Join us in the commemoration of Alexander von Humboldt’s 250th birthday! Celebrate this occasion with seven brief yet exciting documentaries that delve into the life of this great German natural scientist. The documentaries offer an insider view of Humboldt’s adventurous tenure as a scientist-explorer, highlighting his remarkable contributions to the field.
In the first episode, witness DW’s reporter following in the footsteps of Humboldt while visiting historian Segundo Moreno in Quito; learn how vital the German scientist-explorer remains to this day. Moreover, meet Latin America’s foremost female mountain guide as she leads you up “Humboldt’s volcano,” Chimborazo. Don’t miss out on these gripping tales of exploration and discovery!

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