Afrikaforscher

Heinrich Barth: Ein Pionier, der nicht in seine Zeit passte

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Axel Tiedemann
Heinrich Barth lebte von 1821 bis 1865. Er wurde nur 44 Jahre alt.

Heinrich Barth lebte von 1821 bis 1865. Er wurde nur 44 Jahre alt.

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Vor 200 Jahren, am 16. Februar 1821, wurde Afrikaforscher Heinrich Barth geboren. Erinnerungen an einen unkonventionellen Hamburger.

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Warum gelang Barth nicht, mehr Menschen für seine Sicht auf Afrika zu gewinnen?

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Faszination für Afrika

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Barth entdeckte auch uralte Felszeichnungen

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Heute kann man Heinrich Barth als einen Pionier moderner Afrikaforschung betrachten

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