Archaeologists unearth 'sphinx' in California sand dunes

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Archaeologists unearth 'sphinx' in California sand dunes

The discovery of head of a sphinx uncovered from beneath the sand dunes of California has blown the dust off one of the greatest stories of extravagance in Hollywood history. On the...

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Archaeologists unearth 'sphinx' in California sand dunes

The discovery of head of a sphinx uncovered from beneath the sand dunes of California has blown the dust off one of the greatest stories of extravagance in Hollywood history. On the central California coast, archaeologists have dug up an intact plaster sphinx that was part of an Egyptian movie set built more than 90 years ago for “The Ten Commandments.” The 300-pound sphinx is the second recovered from the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes. The set of the 1923 movie included more than 20 sphinxes. After filming, American director DeMille ordered everything buried in the dunes 175 miles northwest of Los Angeles. They lay undisturbed for decades before recovery efforts began. The newly recovered sphinx is expected to go on display at the dunes museum next summer.

to unearth/exhumer, mettre au jour - to uncover/découvrir - to blow, blew, blown the dust off sth/dépoussiérer ici, exhumer - to dig, dug, dug up/déterrer - movie set/décor de cinéma - to recover/retrouver - to bury/enterrer - mile = 1,609 km - to lay, laid, laid undisturbed/demeurer en l'état - to go, went, gone on display/être exposé

Publié le 8/12/2017

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