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Exhibition reveals preserved bodies of Pompeii victims

The skeletal remains of some of the victims of the volcanic eruption in Pompeii in AD 79 are on display in a new exhibition.

The remains are coated in plaster to preserve their human or animal form and allow archaeologists to remove them from beneath the tonnes of ash where they have lain for nearly 2,000 years.

The figures, created by the experts from Pompeii's workshop, have never been put on display together before.

One of the preservers Stefanie Giudice told the BBC's Duncan Kennedy about the delicacy of the project.

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