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'Aliens built the pyramids', Tweets Elon Musk

Posted on Tuesday, 4 August, 2020 | Comment icon 109 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 | Comments (109)

Tags: Elon Musk, Egypt

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Comment icon #100 Posted by Thanos5150 on 11 August, 2020, 16:12
The notion they did not use slaves to build the pyramids came largely from and popularized by Lehner's premature assessment of the provenance of the so called "pyramid workers town" (which dates to the reign of Menkure). The conditions there were of a standard clearly above what was expected to be afforded to slaves ergo "slaves were not used to build the pyramids". Despite the clear need for a more cautious interpretation with it more likely at the very least this town did not serve the typical pyramid (slave) laborer, this was repeated over and over as "fact". Expectedly as it turns out more... [More]
Comment icon #101 Posted by cladking on 11 August, 2020, 16:59
This is Lehner's illogical speculation as well.   Ports by definition have roads leading in and out.  No such roads exist and "wet sand" is nonsensical.  
Comment icon #102 Posted by Hanslune on 11 August, 2020, 17:15
Wet sand works and your stating it doesn't is nonsensical and a good example of your  making something up because you hate Egyptology and everything they say. Okay show us the FACTS that wet sand does not aid heavy weights being dragged over it. Roads on limestone? Okay. Could you point to the archaeological evidence of other Egyptian ports having 'roads' leading in and out?      
Comment icon #103 Posted by Hanslune on 11 August, 2020, 17:25
Why was his assessment premature? He made up a hypothesis based on the evidence he had at that time and in later excavations he found (2014)  more information that made him change his mind, from your link.   Not his fault that people don't update theories as they change as new information comes in
Comment icon #104 Posted by Thanos5150 on 11 August, 2020, 19:06
The problem is that it was not presented as "hypothesis" but rather "fact" which was widely publicized in the media at the time as such spawning several "documentaries" sensationalizing this "discovery". A discovery which seemed quite at odds with it being for the pyramid workers even before these later discoveries. To Lehner's credit he has revised his "hypothesis" accordingly which hopefully there is more to come. But its odd you focus on my offhand comment instead of the actual information.  But it is his theory that is being updated which has been 6yrs now-a theory that was wrong to begin ... [More]
Comment icon #105 Posted by Hanslune on 11 August, 2020, 21:20
Not odd at all. I find it very odd that you think its odd. Many theories are presented as fact. It is commonly accepted that scientists don't alwasy say, 'blah blah (interesting theory) but it's only a theory? Why are you upset about this one? Theories that 'sound right' often get picked up by the non-scientific mainstream and have a long history of outlasting the actually evidence. Most theories are wrong so why is it important to you that a theory that was replaced, as it should have been, was done so based on new evidence. How do you expected it to happen? So, tell us, what theories have yo... [More]
Comment icon #106 Posted by thedutchiedutch on 11 August, 2020, 21:51
Reading too much von Däniken perhaps ?
Comment icon #107 Posted by Thanos5150 on 11 August, 2020, 23:05
"But its odd you focus on my offhand comment instead of the actual information". I was being facetious as it is not odd at all.  
Comment icon #108 Posted by Humbled Hypocrite83 on 12 August, 2020, 2:59
Nice read thank you
Comment icon #109 Posted by Humbled Hypocrite83 on 12 August, 2020, 3:01
I'm not sure what that means 

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