Wednesday, June 6, 2018

A Sphinx is Discovered

Day 270 of My Italian Learning Journal*

One of the magazines I subscribe to is about archeology and in this month's issue there was a photo and article about a recent excavation of an Egyptian sphinx. That caught my attention immediately. the funny thing is that a sphinx is one from the 1923 production of the Cecil B. DeMille movie, The Ten Commandments. Reading the article I learned that many of the set objects were buried in the Guadalupe Dunes in southern California to prevent rivals from using it. So much for the "ancient" sphinx I first thought I would read about in the article. Anyway, I for some reason like old silent movies -- I suppose it's my appreciation for the amazing film productions without modern technology.

Ascolta Questo:
  • Oggi ho letto un articolo di una rivista sulla scoperta di una sfinge egizia.
    Today I read a magazine article about a discovery of an Egyptian sphinx.
  • La mia prima reazione è stata, Wow!
    My first reaction was, Wow!
  • La scoperta fu quella di una sfinge di un vecchio film muto, I dieci comandamenti del 1923.
    The discovery was that of a sphinx from an old silent movie, The Ten Commandments from 1923.
  • Dopo che il film è stato completato, il regista Cecil B. DeMille ha fatto seppellire la sfinge per impedire ai rivali di usarla.
    After the film was completed, Director Cecil B.
    DiMille has the sphinx buried to prevent rivals from using it. 

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*Note: This is my personal journal of daily practice in learning Italian. I welcome Italian grammar corrections. Grazie.

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