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A ghost town is a place that has been totally abandoned for one reason or another and remains isolated and untouched. Buildings stand completely empty, bricks are left to crumble and an area once thriving is silent.Deserted areas can be pretty creepy, but the history as to how and why they became that way is fascinating. There’s also a lot more out there than you probably thought. Here’s a selection of the most interesting ghost towns from around the world.
1. Kolmanscop, Namibia
At the beginning of the 20th century, diamonds were found in the south Namibian desert. People from around the world rushed across the dunes in seek of their fortune, and up sprang a lively and vibrant town by the name of Kolmanscop. Complete with a casino, butchery, skittle alley, bakery, swimming pool and hospital, it was quite the place to be and was home to over 700 families.After the First World War, however, diamond sales went down and large diamond deposits were found elsewhere. As quickly as it was built the town became eerily quiet and soon there was not a soul in sight.