A Danish photographer, Andreas Hvid has triggered outrage in Egypt after photos of him having sex at the top of the Great Pyramid of Giza circulated on social media.
The photos released shows Andreas Hvid climbing the tallest of the three Great Pyramids at the site. Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities had issued a statement saying the incident “violates public morality.” The ministry has requested that an investigation is launched by the Attorney General, the statement said.
Hvid specializes in taking photos from daring heights and his portfolio includes a number of nudes taken on rooftops or cranes overlooking cities and landscapes across the world. His latest romp, documented by photos and video, features him having sex with a woman on top of the Great Pyramid at night with another pyramid in the background.
Hvid has however removed all but one of the images from his website and social media accounts, but copies have been reposted.
Climbing the pyramids and being at the site after hour is prohibited. Ashraf Mohi, director of the Giza Plateau said the first step in the investigation will be to determine if the footage is real. Penalties vary depending on whether any damage was done to the pyramid, he said.