Egypt Responds To Elon Musk's Claim That "Aliens Built The Pyramids"

Daniel Fowler
August 4, 2020

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It fetched him an invitation to Egypt from the country's Minister of International Cooperation, Rania A Al Mashat.

She wrote on Twitter: "I follow your work with a lot of admiration".

SpaceX mogul Elon Musk recently claimed that pyramids in Egypt were built by aliens.

"We are waiting for you", al-Mashat said.

He also shared a BBC article, saying that it "provides a sensible summary for how it was done".

Later on, famed archaeologist Zahi Hawass filmed a short video about Elon's theories and dismissed the notion of the Pyramids being built by aliens.

The video said: "This is a response from Zahi Hawass to American billionaire Elon Musk".

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"Aliens built the pyramids obv", Musk originally wrote.

The manner of burial of the workers - in mud-brick tombs, with beer and bread to take with them to the afterlife - and proximity to the pyramids suggests that the builders were paid workers. In a later tweet, he added: "The Great Pyramid was the tallest structure made by humans for 3,800 years".

But his tweet prompted more than one public figure to speak out in Egypt.

It is the largest of the structures commissioned by Fourth Dynasty Egyptian pharaoh Khufu.

The article discusses how most archaeologists believe that the Great Pyramid was built by 4,000 main laborers and supported by 16,000 to 20,000 secondary workers, who worked for more than 20 years. The giant blocks were moved by boat, oxen, and may have been dragged on sleds by workers across wet sand, reducing the amount of force they'd need to move the huge stones.

Hawass initially did not intend to respond to Musk's tweet, but explained that he felt he had to after realizing how widespread such theories were, Egypt Today reported.

He said: "If you assume any rate of improvement at all, then games will be indistinguishable from reality, or civilization will end. One of those two things will occur", Musk mused.

"Therefore, we are most likely in a simulation, because we exist".

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