Sand dunes swallowed this African town

Photo by Damien du Toit (South Africa)

There used to be diamond mining settlements in the Namib Desert.  Pre WWI, Germans speculators built ballrooms, hotels and mansions, but the town dried up by the 1950s and the largest sand dunes in the world took over.  This town is called Kolmanskop.

Photo by Ijonas Kisselbach (Glasgow)

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Sand dunes swallowed this African town