Earth & Conservation

Go On a Tour of This Namibian Ghost Town

A once-thriving mining town now sits absolutely silent in the desert.

<p>Image via Great Big Story // YouTube</p>

At one time, Kolmanskop, Namibia was a busy diamond-mining outpost. This was way back in the early 1900s, when Namibia was a German colony. Kolmanskop was a wealthy mining town out in a remote stretch of desert that was abruptly abandoned after World War I. It's now very much a ghost town, with the desert landscape taking over the few remaining buildings.

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Today, one of the biggest conflicts impacting Namibia is the legacy of white land ownership. To learn more, watch the video below: