Ghost Town Swallowed by Desert

A town built in the Namibian desert has been abandoned for decades. The sand has taken over.
October 15, 2010, 10am PDT | Nate Berg
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These images from Environmental Graffiti show the development, a diamond boom town that was abandoned 55 years ago, and how the desert has taken over its buildings.

"After World War I and a fall in diamond prices, Kolmanskop's glory was in decline. In 1926, richer diamond fields were found to the south, and the population moved to take advantage of them. With the difficulties of getting water and supplies in and few diamonds coming out, the town was completely abandoned in 1954."

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Published on Thursday, October 14, 2010 in Environmental Graffiti
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