Two people arrested in Egypt over naked photoshoot on Great Pyramid

Two people are arrested in Egypt for helping stage naked sex photoshoot on top of the Great Pyramid of Giza

  • Danish photographer Andreas Hvid and a naked women scaled the pyramid
  • A camel driver who took them to the site illegally for $223 has been arrested
  • A woman who put the pair in contact with the driver was also detained today  

Egypt has arrested a camel driver and a woman accused of helping two Danes take a naked photo on the Great Pyramid of Giza. 

The two tourists scaled the 4,500-year-old tomb on the outskirts of Cairo and posed for an explicit picture, which has sparked outrage in the country. 

Today Egypt’s interior ministry said the camel driver who had taken them there illegally for 4,000 Egyptian pounds (£180 or $223) on November 29 had been arrested. 

A woman who put them in touch with the camel driver has also been arrested, and both will stand trial after acknowledging their role in the incident.    

Egyptian authorities Thursday arrested a camel driver and a woman accused of having helped two Danes scale the Great Pyramid of Giza to take a video and this naked photo 

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In a video called ‘Climbing the Great Pyramid of Giza’, Danish photographer Andreas Hvid appears to scale the 4,500-year-old tomb on the outskirts of Cairo with a woman who is later seen removing her top. 

Hvid says the video was shot in late November and posted on YouTube on December 8, setting in motion an investigation by Egypt’s public prosecutor.

A photograph also released by Hvid appears to show the pair completely naked on top of each other while looking in the direction of a nearby pyramid.

The nearly three-minute video has so far notched up 4.5 million views on YouTube, while stirring a public outcry in Egypt.

‘A 7,000-year-old civilisation has turned into a bed sheet,’ a Twitter user in Egypt lamented.


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Hvid, 23, has explained back home to the Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet that he had ‘dreamed for many years of climbing the Great Pyramid’ as well as of taking a naked photograph.

The young Dane, who runs his own YouTube channel, said the woman in the video was not his girlfriend. ‘It was just a pose. We did not have sexual relations,’ he said.

The Great Pyramid is the largest in Giza, standing 146 metres (480 feet) tall, and the only surviving structure of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

Climbing pyramids is forbidden in Egypt.

In 2016, a German tourist was barred from entering the country for life after he posted online footage of climbing one of the ancient structures.

The interior ministry said the woman had put the pair into contact with the camel driver who took them to the site illegally at night (file photo) on November 29

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