Known for his controversial tweets, Elon Musk’s recent admiration for ancient Egypt’s culture went viral and has landed him an invite from the country’s tourism minister.
Musk’s tweet about Egypt was in response to a video shared on Twitter of a 2000-year-old staircase case inside the temple of Dendera.
The video has garnered over 17 million views and almost nine thousand shares, while Musk’s response received over five thousand retweets.
In response to Musk, Rania al-Mashat, Egypt’s Minister of International Cooperation, was the first official to respond, asking him to visit Egypt.
Following this, several Egyptians, including celebrities and officials, replied to the tweet, inviting Musk to visit Egypt. Reportedly, comedian Mohamed Heneidy and director Amr Arafa also extended a welcome, as did the secretary general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa Waziri.
Most recently, the Chairman of the Egyptian Tourism Promotion Board, Amr el-Qady, said that an invitation would be extended to Musk to visit Egypt and its landmarks at the time of his choice.
El-Qady made his remarks on Saturday before the Tourism committee at the Egyptian House of Representatives.
Musk is yet to respond to the invitation.
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