Who built the pyramids?: Elon Musks Tweet and its consequences

Who is in front of you, will no longer be able to hide his awe hardly, even if you achieve the former physical size they once had: the pyramids of Chephren, Che

Who built the pyramids?: Elon Musks Tweet and its consequences

Who is in front of you, will no longer be able to hide his awe hardly, even if you achieve the former physical size they once had: the pyramids of Chephren, Cheops and menkaure in Giza, a district in the southwest of Cairo. The gigantic mausoleums are the only surviving of the seven wonders of the world; your sight, your size and your quality astonishment solve the fact that people were able hands to build without modern technology, something like that. And the importance of the pyramids to today's Egypt is still great. Many of the tourists – of Egypt, taking the main source – they act like a Magnet. So it's no wonder that you are today the Pride of the country with its ancient history.

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And, therefore, no wonder that it has angered some Egyptians, as Elon Musk, the American-canadian entrepreneur behind Paypal, Tesla and SpaceX, is now in doubt as to the authorship of their people, as to the pyramids expressed. Last Friday, Musk wrote in a Tweet that has since been shared more than achzigtausend Time liked, and more than half a Million Times, that Aliens had built the pyramids. He had two more Tweets follow: with Links to the Wikipedia page about the great pyramid of Cheops and to a article in the BBC about the lives of those who built the pyramids with their hands.

The relatively harmless action was not without reaction. Numerous users on Twitter, including well-known to celebrities, were up in arms against Musks Alien theory. New Zealand former Prime Minister Helen Clark wrote: Should Elon be Musks statement as a joke meant, it is not funny. "The Egyptians are proud of their heritage." The Egyptologist Zahi Hawass, former Egyptian Minister for antiquities and is known for his love of the great appearance, made in a Video on Twitter, which he recorded both in English as well as Arabic language, his displeasure of air. With excited voice, Hawass said, Musks statements about the pyramids were "hallucinations". None other than the Egyptians they had built.

One of the many alternative theories

On such a prominent but unofficial reactions to an official, finally followed. In a Tweet, Minister for International cooperation, Rania Al Mashat reported in Egypt, to word. They stressed their admiration for Elon Musks work and called him and his rocket companies, SpaceX, to inspect the documents that showed who had built the pyramids. You should also visit the graves of these builders: "We are waiting for you."

The Elon Musk expressed theory – whether as a joke or meant seriously, creatures from another world would not be the true builders of the gigantic mausoleums of the Nile, is new. The pyramids were in the past already been the subject of various alternative research theories. Among them, the of the successful Swiss author Erich von Däniken is. In his 1968 book, "memories of the future" he referred to various puzzles of history, and, among other things, encouraged the building of pyramids would be an imitation of the gods. A model for the idea of gods, Däniken, suspected to be alien astronauts. This would go into a kind of hibernation, to survive the thousand-year-long journey to earth. The rulers of Egypt were therefore started to let in more or less secure buildings, including the pyramids, mummified in storage. Your goal is to be equal to those "astronaut gods" coming back from the dead. In a different theory of the Orion correlation theory, expressed by the Belgian Robert Bauval the suspicion that the three great pyramids were planned as an Ensemble and correspond in their arrangement to the three stars Altinak, Alnilam, and Mintaka, which forms the belt of the constellation Orion. On this speculation that Egypt has responded, however, never officially. For that, Elon Musk needed it.

Updated Date: 05 August 2020, 15:20

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