The Prince of Egypt

Factual error: Ramses' sphinx was established in record time. Given the time between Moses' leaving Egypt and his return, there would not have been enough time for that Sphinx to be constructed. If the movie had conveyed the 40 year span between Moses' leaving and his return, the construction of that Sphinx would have been probable.

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Suggested correction: There is nothing in the film to indicate that Moses hadn't been gone for forty years or more. He looks younger than that, but many people lived longer in those days, so Moses might look younger than he really is. It is not stated in the film how many years took place between Moses' flight from Egypt and his return, so it is impossible to say whether or not it was less than forty years.

Modern research suggests it may have taken much less than forty years to construct the Great Sphinx Of Egypt. Archaeologists have spent much time trying to establish how long it might have taken the Ancient Egyptians to build the great monuments, temples and structures of Pharaonic Egypt, considering the resources, manpower and technology available at the time. This has also been examined by modern engineers who have practical knowledge of the problems that people might have been faced with in building such incredible structures. It is uncertain if there will ever be any fully accepted consensus, but there is now general agreement that the Ancient Egyptians were highly intelligent and might have been able to build these structures in a relatively short time. The website has a webpage about the Great Sphinx, and it, quite credibly, suggests that a workforce of one hundred people could have constructed the Great Sphinx in a mere three years.

Rob Halliday

Continuity mistake: After Moses accidentally kills the guard at the temple, someone points out Moses as the killer and they point straight up. However, we see a shot from behind Moses while he stares at the fallen guard and the angle in that shot between where Moses stands and the fallen guard and the crowd around him is inconsistent with the scene where someone points Moses out. The body and group have moved from just below the scaffolding to several feet away.

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Miriam: There can be miracles, when you believe Though hope is frail, it's hard to kill Who knows what miracles you can achieve When you believe, somehow you will You will when you believe.

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Trivia: Moses and Rameses originally had animal sidekicks. Moses had two dogs, and Rameses had an evil cat. Though the filmmakers decided to remove the animals from the plot, the two dogs are seen in Moses's bedroom.

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Question: The Queen of Egypt (I'm pretty sure her name is Tuya, but is she ever named in the film?) is portrayed as being a kind person almost every time she appears, but in the very beginning there is a moment I don't understand. When she's holding baby Moses, she throws dirty looks at the two servant girls who are with her, for seemingly no reason. What gives?

Answer: The Queen's name is never mentioned. Onto your other question she gives the stern look to "suggest" to the slave girls that they are to remain silent on where Moses came from.


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