A couple is being investigated by Egyptian authorities after a photo of them holding sexual relations at the top of the Great Pyramid of Giza became viral on social networks.
The Danish photographer Andreas Hvid launched a video and shared a photo on his website where he is apparently having sex with a girl at the top of the famous pyramid.
In a video broadcast on Youtube you can see the couple climbing the pyramid, this would confirm that the photo is real, however, authorities are investigating to check the authenticity of the video.
In the description of the video, Hvid has also included a link to a website where many such photographs are displayed at historical, important and illegal sites
The 4,500 year old pyramid is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world climbing the pyramid is strictly forbidden. Visitors are allowed to climb to a certain point until 5 pm.
If the video and photo are found to be authentic, it is likely that authorities will also sanction officials deemed negligent by allowing them access to the couple.
Mostafa al-Waziri, head of the Egyptian Council of Antiquities, believes the photo is false.
But Mr. Hvid has insisted that the photo and video are relaes, authentic
In an interview with the Danish newspaper
He also denied that he had sexual relations with the model but that they only did postures.
Many people have criticized his behavior some in his favor and many against.
A user said: “Shame . Lack of respect for old civilization.”
Another user said: “On behalf of historians and archaeologists around the world, I hope that both end up in jail! “
Being able to climb the pyramids was banned in the 1980s after several tourists died trying to reach the top of the 146-meter high pyramid.
In 2016 a German was expelled from Egypt after climbing the pyramid to take photos and videos
Featured Image Credit: Andreas Hvid