Ben Carson: Archaeologists Are Wrong, The Pyramids Were Built To Store Grain

Tourists ride a camel as they visit the historical site of the Giza Pyramids, in front of the Khafre pyramid, right, near Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. Egypt reopened Khafre Pyramid to the public after exten... Tourists ride a camel as they visit the historical site of the Giza Pyramids, in front of the Khafre pyramid, right, near Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. Egypt reopened Khafre Pyramid to the public after extensive repair which took almost 3 years, mended cracks and installed a ventilation system to relieve the ancient structure of built-up humidity, the result of the breathing of thousands of visitors every day. Khafre, is the son of Khufu and his pyramid is the second largest pyramid, The reopening of Khafre Pyramid and six other tombs is part of the Egyptian ministry of Antiquity of reopening ancient sites as a preparation for the winter season and part of Egypt's plan to attract visitors to boost its economy after the Egyptian Revolution of January 25th 2011. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty) MORE LESS
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GOP frontrunner Ben Carson, in a 1998 commencement address, floated his own personal theory that the pyramids in Egypt were built by Joseph — the biblical patriarch known for his coat of many colors — to store grain, Buzzfeed reported.

In the speech — given at Andrews University, a school with ties to Carson’s Seventh-day Adventist faith — the neurosurgeon shot down claim that aliens had built the pyramids. But he also disagreed with the archaeological consensus that the pyramids were constructed as tombs for the pharaohs.

“My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain,” Carson said. “Now all the archeologists think that they were made for the pharaohs’ graves. But, you know, it would have to be something awfully big if you stop and think about it. And I don’t think it’d just disappear over the course of time to store that much grain.”

In the video surfaced by Buzzfeed Wednesday, Carson goes on to lay out his argument that the pyramids were constructed for grain storage.

“And when you look at the way that the pyramids are made, with many chambers that are hermetically sealed, they’d have to be that way for various reasons,” Carson said. “And various of scientists have said, ‘well, you know there were alien beings that came down and they have special knowledge and that’s how-’ you know, it doesn’t require an alien being when God is with you.”

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  1. Next up, his theory that Hoover Dam was built in prehistoric times by Hopi Indians.

  2. Is it possible the real Dr. Ben Carson was murdered and this clown is his brother pretending to be him? Or have I seen one too many Colombo episodes?

  3. That is one crazy dude. How is he being taken one iota seriously?

    Everyone, get out and vote and get every sane person you know to go with you. Because if he or Trump win in 2016, we are toast as a nation.

  4. As the gods are my witness, if you heard someone like Carson saying those things walking down the street towards you, you’d crossover to the other side PRONTO :grimacing:

  5. Now I see why Trump is so threatened by this guy, his ego is actually larger than Trumps.

    Nope. The Hopi preferred adobe to concrete, besides everyone knows it was those Ancient Aliens.
    I think this settles the question of whether he went nuts before or after retiring.

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