A Town Devoured by Sand

Kolmanskop is a ghost town that was once a rich mining village in southern Namibia. Driven by the wealth of the first diamond miners, the residents built the village in 1908 with the architectural style of a German town. The town had amenities that included a hospital with the first x -ray machine in the southern hemisphere, ballroom, school, theatre, elegant homes and a casino.

The town was abandoned in 1954 and has since been devoured by the sand of the Namib desert.

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