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MOVIE PROP DISCOVERED YEARS LATER

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GUADALUPE, Calif. (AP) — Archaeologists working in sand dunes on the central California coast have dug up an intact plaster sphinx (above) that was part of an
Egyptian movie set built more than 90 years ago for Cecil B. DeMille’s silent film
epic "The Ten  Commandments” (1923).

The 300-pound sphinx is the second recovered from the Guadalupe-Nipomo
Dunes.

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Cecil Blount DeMille 
(August 12, 1881 – January 21, 1959)

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PILGRIMS SETTLEMENT POSSIBLY FOUND

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PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) –  Archaeologists have pinpointed what they think
is the exact spot where the Pilgrims lived in the years after landing in the
New World.

Every American schoolchild knows the Pilgrims landed in Plymouth in 1620,
but exactly where has been elusive.

Archeologists from the University of Massachusetts Boston tell The Boston
Globe
they have discovered what is believed to be part of the original
settlement, based on the discovery of a calf’s bones, musket balls, ceramics
and brownish soil where a wooden post once stood.

UMass-Boston professor David Landon says the discoveries are compelling
evidence that a sliver of the original settlement existed at what is known as
Burial Hill.

The curator of collections at the Plimoth Plantation says the discovery will
"absolutely change what we understand about that settlement.”

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Professor David Landon excavating on Burial Hill
in Plymouth in 2014.

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