Archeologists Dig Up Sphinxes From DeMille’s ‘The Ten Commandments’ Buried Along Central California Coast

October 19, 2014 1:39 AM

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Archeologists Dig Up Sphinxes From DeMille’s ‘The Ten Commandments’ Buried Along Central California Coast

GUADALUPE (CBS/AP) — Archaeologists working in the sand dunes along the Central California coast are digging up ancient sphinxes — but these are made of plaster.

More than 90 years ago, legendary filmmaker Cecile B. DeMille erected 21 giant sphinxes and an 800-foot-wide temple as a set for the silent, black-and-white classic movie “The Ten Commandments.”

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