The Roman jewels and life-savings of the Pompeii elite


Cambridge University's Professor Mary Beard looks at some of the exquisite jewellery and pure gold coins that were unearthed during the excavation of a suburb of Pompeii, which was destroyed by a volcanic eruption in AD79.

Pompeii: Life and Death in a Roman Town will be broadcast on BBC Two at 2100 GMT on Tuesday 14th December, or afterwards on BBC iPlayer.

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