Archaeology & History
'Aliens built the pyramids', Tweets Elon Musk
By T.K. Randall
August 4, 2020 · 223 comments
Is Musk on to something ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Jerzy Strzelecki
The SpaceX CEO sparked controversy and debate recently after posting up a rather unusual Tweet.
Musk is certainly no stranger to posting up questionable Tweets, having previously managed to wipe $14 billion off the value of Tesla after writing "Tesla stock price is too high imo"
and sparking heated debate about interplanetary nuclear weapons by Tweeting "Nuke Mars!"
His latest unusual Tweet, which he posted up on Friday, reads: "Aliens built the pyramids obv"
While the idea that the Egyptian pyramids were constructed with extraterrestrial assistance is certainly not a new conspiracy theory, it's not the sort of thing you'd expect someone in Musk's position to write.
His Tweet immediately generated a slew of replies on social media, with some users criticizing his remark and others wondering if he knows something the rest of us don't.
Egypt's Minister of International Co-operation Rania al-Mashat was particularly vocal - even going so far as to invite Musk to Egypt to see for himself that aliens were not involved.
"I follow your work with a lot of admiration," she wrote. "I invite you and SpaceX to explore the writings about how the pyramids were built and also to check out the tombs of the pyramid builders."
"Mr. Musk, we are waiting for you."
Famed Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass branded Musk's comment a "complete hallucination."
Source: BBC News
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