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Roman tombs up for auction

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An online auction of some of the most beautiful and ornate tombs in Italy is set to take place.

Some of the graves, which are in Rome's biggest cemetery, are expected to fetch at least $500,000 (350,000 euros/£300,000).

The aim is to raise money for the upkeep of the cemetery.

Duncan Kennedy went to see some of the tombs on offer.

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