8) View of one of the many chapels in Diamantina. With the discovery of diamonds, the Portuguese Crown restricted access to the town to control local production and avoid contraband.8) Vista das muitas capelas de Diamantina. Com a descoberta de diamantes, a Coroa Portuguesa restringiu o acesso à cidade, para controlar a produção local e evitar contrabando.
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