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Archaeological Excavations at Cecil B. Demille's 1923 The Ten Commandments Film Set, Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes, California

M. Colleen Hamilton, Joseph M. Nixon


The movie set used to film the prologue of Cecil B. DeMille’s 1923 silent movie classic The Ten Commandments was constructed in today’s Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve in California. Featuring a replica of a pharaonic Egyptian city, archaeologists from Applied EarthWorks, Inc. investigated the ruins in 2012 and again in 2014.


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