90-Year-Old Sphinx Prop from DeMille’s Ten Commandments Unearthed

Sphinx Prop

90-Year-Old Sphinx Prop from DeMille’s Ten Commandments Unearthed Sphinx Prop : While not technically ancient, 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 epic The Ten Commandments. Sphinxes are creatures from Egyptian myth and legend with a human head and the body of a lion and were a large part of the set of DeMille’s legendary silent movie. The director ordered the construction of…

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