1. MoviePropCollector's Avatar
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    Dec 3, 2017, 5:50 PM - 1923 Ten Commandments 300 lb Sphinx head found #1

    From the AP:

    Archaeologists working in sand dunes on the central California coast have dug up an intact plaster sphinx that was part of an Egyptian movie set built more than 90 years ago for Cecil B. DeMille’s 1923 epic, “The Ten Commandments.”

    The 300-pound sphinx is the second recovered from the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes.
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    Dec 3, 2017, 5:59 PM - Re: 1923 Ten Commandments 300 lb Sphinx head found #2

    Very cool!

    I have always wanted to go to that location the whole city was left there untill it was wiped clean by the wrath of...sorry wrong movie
  3. SciFiMuseum's Avatar
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    Dec 3, 2017, 7:05 PM - Re: 1923 Ten Commandments 300 lb Sphinx head found #3

    Yeah I had heard about this many years ago, that they found the film set and had been working to uncover it. Thought that was a done deal years ago and wasn't aware they were still pulling out pieces of it. Also very cool that a sand covered film set is now a archaeological digging site. Just think of what future historians will find from us now in hundreds of years and think.

    Just like Belloq told Indiana Jones..."Who knows? In a thousand years, even you may be worth something."

    Thanks for posting this.
  4. RPF Premium Member RobertMuldoon's Avatar
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    Dec 6, 2017, 1:43 AM - Re: 1923 Ten Commandments 300 lb Sphinx head found #4

    I thought it had all been dug now too, funding was raised in the 80s and then this is from a dig in 1990:
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    It looks like there was another, slightly more intact, one found recently too:
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    I also found these photo of the production crew making the sphinxes:
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    Last edited by RobertMuldoon; Dec 6, 2017 at 1:52 AM.

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