A new exhibition will show off the 2000 year history of one of our region's most famous buildings for the first time.
Finishing touches are being made to a series of a chambers underneath York Minster.
The displays show the archaeological remnants of buildings that used to stand on the site and use the latest technology to show how they have transformed into the famous building that stands there today.
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