The 300-pound head of a sphinx that emerged from the dunes on California’s central coast traces its roots to Hollywood, not Egypt. The artifact is now on display at a little-known archaeology site and wildlife refuge in the farm town of Guadalupe, eight miles northwest of Santa Maria.
The Dunes Center works on excavating items unearthed from the massive set where Cecil B. DeMille filmed the silent movie “The Ten Commandments” in 1923. It’s a registered archaeological site.
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