Elon Musk believes he knew who built the pyramids of Giza — and they were not human.
In a tweet on Thursday, the Tesla founder wrote, “Aliens built the pyramids obv.”
He followed up by writing that Pharoah “Ramses II was 😎.”
Ramses II was 😎
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 31, 2020
Musk continued, writing that the “Great Pyramid was the tallest structure made by humans for 3,800 years. Three thousand, eight hundred years.”
In a subsequent tweet, he seems to back off his theory a bit by linking to a BBC article about the mystery of who built the pyramids, which he said “provides a sensible summary for how it was done.”
This BBC article provides a sensible summary for how it was done https://t.co/le3r20BWID
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 1, 2020
Following Musk’s tweets, Egypt’s Minister of International Co-operation, Rania al-Mashat, extended an invitation for Musk to “explore the writings about how the pyramids were built” and also “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
According to a translation in Egypt Today, Hawass declared that the “pyramids [were] built by Egyptians and I will tell you quickly the evidence,” and continued by laying out a series of archeological information about the pyramids.