SPHINX UNEARTHED

Fortean Times - - STRANGE DAYS -

Archæol­o­gists digging in the sand dunes of Guadalupe-Nipomo, Cal­i­for­nia, have unearthed a five-ton sphinx made of painted plas­ter, which fea­tured in The Ten Com­mand­ments, a 1923 film di­rected by Ce­cil B DeMille [see FT63:29]. In to­tal, 20 sphinxes were made for the movie and sub­se­quently buried in the dunes 175 miles (280km) north­west of Los An­ge­les. Times, 4 Dec 2017.

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