In 1908 the town was frenzied by the discovery of diamonds, prompting people to move into the Namib desert to make a fortune. In less than two years a fully fledged town was constructed it even had a casino. But then after the first world war diamond sales collapsed.
By the 1950s Kolmanskop was deserted and the dunes washed over the land once again, burying the entire town under a heavy blanket of sand. Its previous grandeur was replaced by one of the most visually fascinating ghost towns still in existence.More oddities of the world can be found at Oddee.com
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