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Ancient Aliens: Who Really Built the Pyramids?

Ancient Aliens: Who Really Built the Pyramids?

Update: 2018-11-2938


Is it possible that the pyramids were built with a helping hand... from aliens? If not, how on Earth did the Egyptians built them without modern technology? To get to the bottom of this, we speak to author Erich von Däniken, paleoanthropologist Dr. Shelby Putt, Egyptologist Dr. Mark Lehner, and archaeologist Prof. David S. Anderson.

Check out the transcript here:

Selected references: This paper about the evolution of intelligence. Mark’s article about the canal system...with diagrams! Mark’s book about pyramid building-- along with this book and this one, too. David’s book about pseudoarchaeology.

Credits: This episode was produced by Rose Rimler with help from Wendy Zukerman, along with Meryl Horn and Odelia Rubin. Our senior producer is Kaitlyn Sawrey. We’re edited by Blythe Terrell. Fact checking by Michelle Harris. Mix and sound design by Emma Munger. Music by Emma Munger and Bobby Lord. A huge thanks to the team at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, as well as Professor Pierre Tallet, Roland Enmarch, Jens Notroff, Professor Erin L. Thompson and everyone else who spoke to us for this episode...thanks for your help. A special thanks to Sarah Hendricks, Jake Finnicum, Frank Lopez, Joseph Lavelle Wilson and the Zukerman Family.

Comments (10)

Tom Hoole

this is not the first episode that uses skewed research to push a biased perspective , there were a lot of unanswered questioned , that weren't even approached, these are looking more like fluff pieces to push the Bloomberg agenda.

Jan 24th

Nish Suresh

really enjoyed this episode

Jan 23rd

Cara Hugo Meintjes Hartley

Great episode!

Dec 4th

Lolita Miranda

This isn't a scientific question and it entertains a theory that is, at its heart, racist: monumental achievements by Egyptians, Mayans, and other non-white civilizations might be the work of aliens, because it's unbelievable that they did it themselves. That is a racist supposition and shouldn't be given credence or serious consideration.

Nov 30th
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Ancient Aliens: Who Really Built the Pyramids?

Ancient Aliens: Who Really Built the Pyramids?