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Ben Carson on Pyramids: They Were Used to Store Grain, Not Bury Rulers

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By    |   Friday, 06 Nov 2015 10:20 AM

Ben Carson's opinion on the Egyptian pyramids, voiced in a 1998 commencement address, and their connection to the biblical Joseph drew the attention of the social media community this week.

While speaking to the graduating class at Andrews University in a video that just came to the public's attention but has been online for three years, Carson said, "My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids in order to store grain. Now, all the archeologists think that they were made for the pharaoh's graves."

The presidential frontrunner elaborated that the hermetically sealed chambers in the pyramids back up his theory, and he also discounted ideas by some scientists that alien beings had anything to do with the pyramids.

"It doesn't require an alien being when God is with you," Carson said in his address, which is posted on YouTube.

The pyramid theory, along with the recent doubts over some stories from Carson's childhood, put the candidate at center stage this week on social media. Forbes magazine wrote a story explaining, "Just to be clear, no scientists think that aliens built the pyramids. There is a small but vocal contingent of people who believe in pseudoarchaeological explanations, but archaeologists have dismantled those harebrained theories at every possible turn."

The Forbes article also pointed out that archeologists think the pyramids are tombs because that's what the Egyptians said in their ancient texts.

The idea of pyramids as silos spurred the Internet world to commentate:





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