On July 31st, billionaire Elon Musk made the grand statement, that’s part of more than one conspiracy theories: the pyramids in Egypt were built by aliens.
In addition, he made the statement that Ramses II was … an alien, presumably, or probably just “chill” or “cool” while the pyramids were being built by aliens.
Ramses II was ?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 31, 2020
He linked a Wikipedia article to substantiate his claims, saying that the only way that the Great Pyramid of Giza was the tallest structure for thousands of years was if it weren’t made by humans.
And that an article from 2011 by the BBC summarized it well enough.
This BBC article provides a sensible summary for how it was done https://t.co/le3r20BWID
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 1, 2020
As has been proven more than once, common sense often cannot reach any beliefs such as this one.
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
Regardless, the Egyptian government did respond to the tweet saying that they were, in fact, built by the ancient Egyptians.
Rania A. Al Mashat, Egypt’s minister of international cooperation even invited Elon Musk to visit so he can get a tour and evidence that they weren’t built by extraterrestrial life.
“I follow your work with a lot of admiration. I invite you & Space X 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.”
I follow your work with a lot of admiration. I invite you & Space X 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 ?. @elonmusk https://t.co/Xlr7EoPXX4
— Rania A. Al Mashat (@RaniaAlMashat) August 1, 2020
Separately, on August 2nd, the crew of the Dragon returned to Earth successfully.
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) August 2, 2020
Coming in hot https://t.co/dzFr5BNBfF
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 2, 2020
NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley completed a crucial test flight of SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon spaceship.
If they saw aliens anywhere in space, or during their flight up to the International Space Station or while they were landing, they will definitely share the news with Elon Musk, so he can rest assured that the Egyptians didn’t build the pyramids, and it was the aliens, who presumably visit to admire their creation every now and then.
Approximately two weeks earlier, Elon Musk, once again, stirred controversy on Twitter, but this time he deleted his tweet.
He simply summarized the US foreign policy in one tweet, which he them removed because it was probably too much.
His history of attempting to return Tesla workers into factories despite COVID-19 and numerous other examples are evidence of how much the great humanitarian, in fact, cares about humanitarianism and how big of a fan of profit and imperialism he is.
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