Egypt is allegedly trying to keep Moses out (again). The BBC repots that Ridley Scott’s epic Exodus: Gods And Kings, has been banned in the Middle Eastern country over “historical inaccuracies” depicted in the film.

Exodus Gods and kingsChristian Bale in Exodus: Gods and Kings

The country’s censorship board list film's depiction of the Jewish people as having built the Pyramids, and that an earthquake, not a miracle by Moses, caused the Red Sea to part as examples of the “historical inaccuracies.” that can be found in the movie.

The film is also said to be banned in Morocco, according to Moroccan business website which said that officials had decided to ban the movie from being screened just a day before it was due to premiere.

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Exodus Gods And Kings opened in US theatres on December 12th and took $24.5m on its debut weekend. Alongside Christian Bale as Moses, it also stars Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul and Ben Kingsley. The film received mixed reviews by critics and drew criticism for its primarily white cast of actors.

Speaking about the film’s lack of racial diversity director Scott told Variety, “I can't mount a film of this budget, where I have to rely on tax rebates in Spain, and say that my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such.”

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While Christian Bale later tried to defend his director’s comments, telling The Hollywood Reporter, "Ridley [Scott] is absolutely honest and blunt to a fault, and I think that people, rather than pointing fingers, should ask themselves, are they being supportive of North African and Middle Eastern filmmakers and actors?" he said.

"The change will come from independent filmmaking, but audiences have to be there. Because once that happens, financiers of bigger and bigger budget films will say, 'We can actually do business here.'"