Business Standard

Egypt probes couple for posing nude on pyramid

IANS  |  Cairo 

Egyptian authorities were probing a Danish couple after a video and a photo surfaced showing them climbing to the summit of the Great Pyramid of and posing naked, the media reported on Saturday.

The three-minute video recorded at night, which has stirred outrage and controversy among Egyptians on social media, shows parts of the climb as a man and a woman scale what appears to be the with the skyline of in the background, reported.

When they reach the top, the video shows the woman taking off her shirt and finishes with a still image showing them in a naked embrace.

of Antiquities referred the case to the for investigation.

"In regard of what was circulated and published yesterday evening for a short video film depicting two foreigners climbing the pyramid at night, and then put a picture of them violating public morality, and to find out the truth and take the necessary action, of Antiquities, D. Khaled al-Anani, decided to immediately refer the case of the incident and the film to the Attorney to investigate the matter," the said in a statement on Friday.

According to Egypt's Ahram Online, the video was uploaded on on Wednesday by self-described Danish Andreas Hvid, who posts images on of different sites from high vantage points around the world, sometimes depicting nudity.

Climbing pyramids is punishable by law in

--IANS

ksk/bg

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 12:20 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU