Egypt is now very mad at a Danish photographer for a very good reason.
The photographer, Andreas Hvid recently added a video to YouTube of himself and a woman climbing up the Great Pyramid in Cairo. The main reason for the duo’s reckless behavior was so the woman “could pose for a topless photograph,” according to the New York Post.
Egypt is now investigating.
The filming took place in November 2018.
Hvid said that “Fearing to be spotted by the many guards, I did not film the several hours of sneaking around at the Giza Plateau, which lead up to the climb.”
The New York Post describes the video which “features a woman taking her top off at the pyramid’s summit, which is 481 feet tall. Hvid also included a photo of himself embracing his naked female travel companion at the 4,500-year-old monument.”
The YouTube video has over 5,000,000 views so far, further angering the country.
Khalid Al-Anani told the newspaper Al Ahram “that climbing the pyramids are “strictly forbidden” and the YouTube video was a “violation of public morality.”
Authorities were making sure that the video was real and they planned to “prosecute authorities who have been negligent.”
The Post mentions how Hvid’s website has photos of naked people on top of famous landmarks and buildings, which supports his statement that his shoot at the Great Pyramid of Giza was done as art.
Egypt Today also reported that two Egyptians were arrested for helping Hvid and his female friend climb the pyramid.
If you haven’t yet seen the video of the topless photo shoot at the top of the Great Pyramid of Giza, you can check it out here.