Heinrich Barth, German explorer

Heinrich Barth, German explorer

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Caption: Heinrich Barth (1821-1865). 1890 illustration of the German explorer, archaeologist, philologist and geographer Dr Heinrich Barth. Barth is known as one of the greatest of the European explorers of Africa, as his scholarly preparation, ability to speak and write Arabic, learning African languages, and character meant that he carefully documented the details of the cultures he visited. He was among the first to comprehend the uses of oral history of peoples, and collected many of them.

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