Egyptian authorities are investigating the circumstances around photos posted online by a Danish photographer that appear to show a couple having sex on top of the Great Pyramid of Giza.
According to a report in the Egyptian newspaper al-Ahram, the Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Anany told MPs on the weekend that authorities were investigating “how a Danish photographer and his girlfriend were able to scale the Pyramid of Khufu, and whether they really filmed an explicit pornographic video atop the Pyramid.”
The photographer, Andreas Hvid, posted a video to YouTube which shows two people climbing a pyramid at night, with the one not holding the camera removing their shirt at the end of the video. The description of the video reads: “In late November 2018, a friend and I climbed the Great Pyramid of Giza (a.k.a. Pyramid of Khufu, Pyramid of Cheops).”
A photograph posted to his website shows two very dirty (literally, they have dirt on them) people starting out into the distance while apparently mid-coitus:
In an interview with Danish tabloid Ekstra Bladet, Hvid stressed that the woman in the videos and the pictures was a model and that they did not, in fact, have sex, they just posed that way.
Climbing the 4,500-year-old structure is, obviously, illegal, with a German tourist receiving a lifetime ban from Egypt in 2016 for climbing the Great Pyramid.
Maybe, just like look at it from the ground? I’m just spitballing here.