- Tesla CEO Elon Musk posted on Twitter claiming the famous pyramids in Egypt were built by aliens
- Egyptian government officials responded, asking Musk to visit the country to establish the truth
- According to the officials, there were tombs where the builders of the pyramids were buried
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The Egyptian government has told off Space X boss Elon Musk over his tweet claiming that the iconic pyramids were built by aliens. The billionaire had taken to Twitter to support conspiracy theorists who believe aliens were involved in the colossal construction effort.
In a quick rejoinder, Egypt's Minister of International Co-operation Rania al-Mashat admitted she was a great follower and admirer of Musk's works but he was wrong on the pyramid theory.
"I follow your work with a lot of admiration. I invite you and Space X to explore the writings about how the pyramids were built and also to check out the tombs of the pyramid builders," said Rania.
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The matter also attracted the attention of Archeologist Zahi Hawass who responded in a short video saying Musk's argument was a "complete hallucination".
"I found the tombs of the pyramid builders that tell everyone that the builders of the pyramids are Egyptians and they were not slaves," Zahi told Egypt Today.
There are more than 100 surviving pyramids but the most famous is the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt, standing at more than 450ft (137m).
It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact. Most of them were built as tombs, a final resting place for Egypt's royalty.
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Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that Elon Musk and his baby mommy, Grimes, have changed their baby boy’s name after being told the initial one did not comply with their state’s laws.
Their little boy, who was born in May, caused a stir when people found out his name was X Æ A-12 Musk. For weeks, the couple struggled to explain to people how the name was pronounced and assure their fans they were actually serious about the name they gave their child.
After enjoying around three weeks of the innovative tag, their followers found out under California law, names are limited to letters of the alphabet.
Grimes tweaked her baby’s name and a fan noticed.
“Did you change the baby name because of California law? What is the baby's new name?” The fan asked.
The follower asked whether she had changed her child’s name and she rewrote it without the numerical parts. “X Æ A-Xii. Roman numerals. Looks better to be honest,” Grimes replied.
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