On April 14, 1908, the African labourer, Peter Zacharias Lewala, found a glittering stone and simply said: "moy Klip". The “beautiful stone” was a flawless diamond and caused unprecedented hysteria among the German colonial rulers. Within a short time, a number of colonial-style towns sprouted from the dry sandy soil, attracting hundreds of fortune hunters, entrepreneurs and workers. The diamond-rich area in the southwest of Namibia was declared a restricted area, and the local population has to go away empty-handed. However, the area was exploited within a very short time and the splendor was recapture by the desert. The remnants of the former luxury and used equipment tell a timeless beautiful fairy tale of wealth and disappointment, of rise and fall, of colonial ostentation and its transience.

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