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British Museum shows life in Pompeii and Herculaneum

25 March 2013 Last updated at 18:05 GMT

The British Museum is showcasing a major exhibition about the people who lived in the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

More than 250 archaeological remains are on display recovered from the two cities on Italy's southern coast which were buried following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79.

Watch Arts Editor Will Gompertz and Margaret Mountford give a preview of the exhibition.