CAIRO - 1 August 2020: The founder, CEO, CTO and chief designer of SpaceX and technology mogul Elon Musk claimed on Friday through a tweet he posted on his official Twitter account a false theory claiming that the pyramids were built by aliens and that Egypt’s King Ramses II was from outer space.
“Aliens built the pyramids obv,” the SpaceX and Tesla CEO wrote via his official Twitter account
Acclaimed Egyptian Egyptologist Zahi Hawass refuted Musk’s false and unproven claims’ with historical and archelogical evidence.
“This is a response from Zahi Hawass to American billionaire Elon Musk, what you said about the pyramids is completely hallucination, the pyramids are built by Egyptians and I will tell you quickly the evidence.
Number one, 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.
I found the tombs of the pyramids builders that tell everyone that the builders of the pyramids are Egyptians and they were not slaves. Also the Wadi al-Jarf papyrus, that tells us for the first time about Khufu and building the pyramid.
The pyramid were a national project of the whole nation. Ramsees II was an Egyptian from Sharqia. What you said are wrong and hallucination..Zahi Hasass” said the acclaimed Egyptian Egyptologist in a video he posted on his official Facebook page.
Hawass added to the media that It is clear that the wealth of the American billionaire did not make him famous, so he claimed that the pyramids were built by aliens and king Ramses II was from space to gain some fame.
The veteran Egyptologist added that he thought of not commenting because Musk claims are worthless, but he discovered that these false claims were everywhere, despite it wasn’t supported with any scientific evidence.
Hawass added that King Ramsees family lived in Pi-Ramesses, which is now known as Qantir.
He added that the pyramid was a symbol of the god of the sun, and that it was a part of the Egyptian pyramids that building started in the third dynasty.
The recently uncovered Wadi al-Jarf papyrus spoke about the chief of staff, Murar, talking about constructing Khufu pyramid.
The papyrus revealed as well that that the name of Khufu pyramid, is “Akhet Khufu”, which means the horizon of Khufu”, and that pyramid area was known as “Ankh Khufu”, meaning “Khufu lives”.
Hawass advised Musk to read more about the Pharaohs and the Pyramids so realize that the pyramids have nothing to do with space and that it was built by Egyptians more than 4000 years ago.
From her side Egypt's Minister of International Cooperation Rania Al Mashat replied to Musk's Tweet saying '' 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.''