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Egyptian Sphinx found in California

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Archaeologists in California Unearth a Large Sphinx—From the Set of ‘The Ten Commandments’


Director Cecil B. DeMille gave the order for the entire set be buried beneath the sand after shooting on the blockbuster concluded

Archaeologists digging amidst the dunes of California’s Santa Barbara County recently unearthed a miraculous find: an intact, 300-pound sphinx head. Just what was a 300-pound sphinx head doing on the Western coast of the United States, you might ask? As Laura Geggel reports for Live Science, the relic in question hails not from the deserts of ancient Egypt, but from the set of The Ten Commandments, Cecil B. DeMille’s pioneering 1923 Hollywood blockbuster.
Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archaeologists-california-unearth-large-sphinx-set-ten-commandments-180967376/#GEg1Vbba1t1MpmdS.99


 

 

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Stiff

What a cool find. 

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paperdyer

I thought of the movie as soon as I saw the picture.  There was a movie many years ago.  I don't know whether it was a TV or cable move, but it chroniclized the making of the 10 Commandments.  The movie speculated the DeMille was running out of money and was cutting corners on sets and safety.

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