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Slaves and Diamonds: Historic Centre of the Town of Diamantina. ©NHK/UNESCO TV 1999
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Slaves and Diamonds: Historic Centre of the Town of Diamantina

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Summary/Historical Context

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Diamantina, a colonial village set like a jewel in a necklace of inhospitable rocky mountains, recalls the exploits of diamond prospectors in the 18th century and testifies to the triumph of human cultural and artistic endeavour over the environment.

Place/country: Brazil,
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
Credits: NHK (publisher), UNESCO WHC (producer). UNESCO TV (producer).
Published in: 1999

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