Egyptian Officials Say Aliens Did Not Build the Pyramids
By Tim Binnall
In a strange fracas that unfolded over the weekend, Elon Musk irked officials in Egypt when he suggested that extraterrestrials constructed the country’s iconic pyramids. The weirdness reportedly began when the mercurial SpaceX founder Tweeted that it was obvious that “aliens built the pyramids.” Musk’s strange musings caught fire online as over a half-million people liked the conspiratorial tweet and tens-of-thousands of people on social media shared the extraterrestrial declaration.
As one can imagine, the Tesla CEO’s comments did not sit well with officials in Egypt, who have undoubtedly heard the theory countless times and insist that there is no scientific basis for such a claim. To that end, the country’s Minister of International Cooperation, Rania al-Mashat, wrote that while she admires Musk’s work, she encouraged him to “explore the writings about how the pyramids were built and also to check out the tombs of the pyramid builders.”
Meanwhile, Egypt’s former Minister of Antiquities, Zawi Hawass was far less diplomatic, declaring to Musk that “what you said about the pyramids is completely hallucination.” He went on to point out several pieces of evidence which indicate that the construction of the structures was “a national project of the whole nation” during the reign of the pharaoh Khufu. Offering something of a conspiracy theory of his own, Hawass postulated that Musk’s tweet was simply an attempt at garnering attention.
For his part, Musk subsequently backed down from the alien assertion and shared a BBC article which he argued “provides a sensible summary for how” the pyramids were actually built by humans. The bizarre dust up is not the first time that the billionaire has made news by way of an odd extraterrestrial tweet as, back in January of 2019, he sparked headlines when he shared a meme which connected Neil Armstrong to aliens. While some might suspect that he may be tipping his hand about some kind of secret knowledge concerning the subject, that may not necessarily be the case as he told an audience in October of last year that he’s seen no sign of aliens during his work with SpaceX.
Of course anyone who follows Conspiracy Journal is well aware that people have suggested for years that the pyramids and other ancient structures had been built by aliens and not humans.
The Great Pyramid is made of millions of precisely hewn stones weighing at least two tons each. Even with today’s cranes and other construction equipment, building a pyramid as big as that of Pharaoh Khufu would be a formidable challenge.
And then there’s the astronomical configuration of the pyramids, which is said to align with the stars in Orion’s belt. As well, it has been often pointed out that the three pyramids in Giza are in much better shape than others built centuries later. If you were to ask an Egyptologist on how the Great Pyramids were built, they would suggest cutting the stones with copper tools, using ramps and hundreds of workers dragging the stones to their positions. However, if you were to ask a mondern engineer how it could have been done…they would have no idea, unless the ancient Egyptions had modern cranes etc.
Source: Coast to Coast AM