Egypt Sets Elon Musk Straight About Pyramids, Aliens

Tesla founder claimed aliens built the pyramids
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 3, 2020 3:33 AM CDT
Egypt Sets Elon Musk Straight on Pyramid Tweet
In this March 9, 2020, file photo, Tesla and SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk speaks at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition in Washington.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

(Newser) – After Elon Musk tweeted last week that "Aliens built the pyramids obv," Egypt has officially set him straight. "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," tweeted Egypt's Minister of International Co-operation at the Tesla founder. An Egyptian archaeologist also called the alien conspiracy theory a "complete hallucination." But as the BBC and USA Today note, it's not clear how serious Musk was being; he later tweeted a link to a BBC article about how the pyramids were actually built and mentioned them being built by humans. (Read more Elon Musk stories.)

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