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This Creepy Ghost Town Is Almost Swallowed By The Desert (Pictures)

Kolmanskop is considered as ghost town which is located in the Namib desert of southern Namibia, 10 kilometres inland from the port town of Lüderitz. Once a small but very rich mining village, it is now a popular tourist destination run by the joint firm NamDeb.

Now, almost forty years after it was abandoned, it's home to something. It is now a dilapidated ghost town slowly being reclaimed from the sand.

Tourists and photographers now flock to the area to see the formally grand German houses gradually sink into the desert.

Here are breathtaking photographs of Kolmanskop.

	This Creepy Ghost Town Is Almost Swallowed By The Desert (Pictures)

This Creepy Ghost Town Is Almost Swallowed By The Desert (Pictures)

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Kolmanskop was founded in the early 1900s when diamonds were found in the desert.

Kolmanskop was founded in the early 1900s when diamonds were found in the desert.

It was once home to hundreds of German families who flocked to the area to try and make their fortune.

It was once home to hundreds of German families who flocked to the area to try and make their fortune.

The ghost town is now a magnet for tourists and photographers after it was made a museum.

The ghost town is now a magnet for tourists and photographers after it was made a museum.

But slowly, this ghost town is being taken over by the sand.

But slowly, this ghost town is being taken over by the sand.

Now all that's left of the former diamond mining town are the remnants of grandiose German houses that have partially or almost completely sunk into the desert. 

Now all that's left of the former diamond mining town are the remnants of grandiose German houses that have partially or almost completely sunk into the desert. 

The creepy remains of Kolmanskop have made it a magnet to ghost hunters and it has featured on a number of paranormal series.

The creepy remains of Kolmanskop have made it a magnet to ghost hunters and it has featured on a number of paranormal series.

The eerily empty buildings have been reclaimed by the sand that lies feet deep in places as the dunes encroach on the ghost town.

The eerily empty buildings have been reclaimed by the sand that lies feet deep in places as the dunes encroach on the ghost town.

The unique look of the town has made it a perfect setting for many directors, who have recorded films and TV series at Kolmanskop.

The unique look of the town has made it a perfect setting for many directors, who have recorded films and TV series at Kolmanskop.

Wind carries huge amount of sand in and out of the buildings.

Wind carries huge amount of sand in and out of the buildings.

Kolmanskop was partly restored by mining company De Beers in 1980 and now form a popular tourist attraction.

Kolmanskop was partly restored by mining company De Beers in 1980 and now form a popular tourist attraction.

The Namibia tourist board said: 'In spite of, or probably because of, the isolation and bleakness of the surrounding desert, Kolmanskop developed into a lively little haven of German culture, offering entertainment and recreation to suit the requirements of the affluent colonialists.'

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