Unearthing a Rare Egyptian Artifact

December 4, 1923: Cecil B. De Mille's silent film The Ten Commandments premiered at Sid Grauman's year-old Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. December 4, 1998: The Ten Commandments was once again screened at the movie palace, which had gone through several transformations in the ensuing 75 years. Significant changes had been made to the grand courtyard entrance even before the theatre's first major renovation, in the 1950s. Several owners, an early 90s closing, an earthquake, and anothe

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