SpaceX founder and Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a rather outlandish claim recently tweeting that Pyramids in Egypt have been erected by aliens. On July 31, Musk tweeted saying that it was the aliens that had built the famous Giza pyramids in Egypt.
Giza Pyramids, as far as we know, are the tombs of Egypt kings who had ruled Egypt at some point of time in history. They are one of the seven wonders of the world.
BBC said that the tweet is a reult of many conspiracies about the pyramids. Some conspiracy theories say that things like the Pyramids of Giza are too good to have been made by humans and that to 1000s of years ago.
As the claim was made, a host of people barge into the comment section to school Musk and interestingly, these comments share some really good knowledge about the pyramids.
No they didn’t.— David Gokhshtein (@davidgokhshtein) July 31, 2020
The tweet by Musk particularly irked Egyptians as well as historians who have been studying these structures for years. She wrote, “They did not, Ancient Egyptians did. We even have ‘papyri’ that are like live tweets of pyramid construction at Giza. Happy to share resources you can get yourself educated.”
Egyptologist here Elon who works on a royal pyramid site. They did not- Ancient Egyptians did+ we even have papyri that are like live tweets of pyramid construction at Giza. Happy to share resources so you can get yourself educated.— Sarah Parcak (@indyfromspace) July 31, 2020
Egyptian build Tesla car ?— Mohammad Alqadi (@ALQadiPAL) August 3, 2020
Just because white people didn’t do it doesn’t mean “aliens” did. That apartheid education really messed you up— Beth??️ (@b3thmemes) July 31, 2020
Why because black people couldnt have? Is that what you mean?— ??ËalM?? (@psychcamel) July 31, 2020
this beauty was built by ancient egyptian, who was humen, and we have the houses of workers besides the pyramids that show and prove that pyramids was built by egyptian hands. pic.twitter.com/4AsO0TwskC— Mohamed Yaseen (@ph_yasein) July 31, 2020
Well, he did piss off the tourism minsiter too.
Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass quoted more proof to their local newspaper EgyptToday about how the pyramid is not built by aliens. “All the tombs around the great pyramid mention Khufu pyramid, the king himself and also inside the great pyramid there are inscriptions telling us about the workmen and the gangs who built the pyramids. The pyramid was a national project of the whole nation. Ramses II was an Egyptian from Sharqi. What you said is wrong and hallucinating,” Hawass was quoted saying.