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Pompeii: Life and death in the shadow of Vesuvius

A blockbuster exhibition of artefacts salvaged from the volcanic eruption that decimated the Roman city of Pompeii 2,000 years ago opens in New York today.

The Discovery Times Square exhibition includes over 250 entombed objects, as well as the largest collection of body casts and skeletons ever put on public display.

Click here or on the image to preview the exhibition in pictures