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Egyptian authorities have launched an investigation after a pair was filmed scaling the Nice Pyramid to pose for a nude {photograph}.

Andreas Hvid, a Danish photographer, uploaded the video on Youtube and claimed that the pair had spent “a number of hours sneaking round on the Giza plateau” earlier than making the climb final month.

He additionally posted an image of a person embracing a unadorned feminine good friend on the high of the 140m monument, which was constructed greater than 4,500 years in the past.

The stunt sparked outrage on Egyptian social media though officers initially claimed that the footage was pretend due to the heavy safety on the website.

It has additionally been recommended that the world across the pyramids appeared too brightly lit within the video, which was first posted on December 5.

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On Sunday the nation’s minister of antiquities, Khaled El-Anany, advised MPs that he had filed a memo with the prosecutor-general to research the movie, in accordance with the Al-Ahram newspaper.

He mentioned prosecutors would examine ”how a Danish photographer and his girlfriend had been in a position to scale the Pyramid of Khufu, and whether or not they actually filmed an express pornographic video atop the Pyramid”.

The movie, which seems to have been edited and reposted on eight December, exhibits the couple climbing to the highest of the pyramid earlier than the lady takes off her high. It additionally included {a photograph} of them posing on the summit.

“In late November 2018, a good friend and I climbed the Nice Pyramid of Giza (aka Pyramid of Khufu, Pyramid of Cheops),” the caption reads.

“Fearing to be noticed by the various guards, I didn’t movie the a number of hours of sneaking round on the Giza Plateau, which lead as much as the climb.”

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Mr El-Anany mentioned that scaling the pyramids was “strictly forbidden” and described the incident as a “violation of public morality”.

”I demanded that specialists be tasked with checking the video and decide whether or not they’re actual or pretend,” the minister added.

“The prosecution authorities will inform Egyptians how the 2 vacationers had been in a position to scale the Nice Pyramid of Khufu, whether or not the video is actual or pretend, and negligent officers shall be delivered to justice.

“The specific video has sparked fury and outrage amongst Egyptians usually, and the officers affiliated with the Ministry of Antiquities specifically.”

Mr Hvid describes himself as an city explorer and his web site options a number of images of nude women and men posing on high of buildings all over the world.

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“For a few years I had dreamed of climbing the nice pyramid,” he advised Danish tabloid newspaper Ekstra Bladet. “The thought of constructing a ‘nude shoot’ up there had additionally existed for a while.

“I am unhappy that so many individuals have turn into so indignant. However I’ve additionally acquired a optimistic response from a number of Egyptians – one thing I feel is price remembering.” 

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