Mukurob was also referred to as “The Finger of God” and was a sandstone formation in the Namib desert in Namibia. The formation collapsed in 1988, the result of sandstorm. Before its collapse it was one of the country’s biggest tourist attractions. Nama oral tradition foretold that the power of the white man would collapse if this geological wonder collapsed. A few weeks after the collapse of Mukurob, South Africa, Angola and Cuba signed the New York treaty which would pave the way for UN resolution 435 which in turn paved the way for Namibian independence. This rare photo has been selected as the Daily Cool Photo for the 30th of April 2010 on Running Wolf’s Rant. Watch this space for daily updates in the Photography and Babes categories.
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