Two people are arrested in Egypt for helping a naked sex photo shoot at the top of the Great Pyramid of Giza
- The Danish photographer Andreas Hvid and a naked woman have scaled the pyramid
- A camel rider who illegally brought them to the site for $ 223 has been arrested
- A woman who brought the couple into contact with the driver was also detained today
Egypt has arrested a camel driver and accused a woman of helping two Danes to take a naked picture on the Great Pyramid of Giza.
The two tourists are scaling the 4,500-year-old grave on the outskirts of Cairo and posing for an explicit photo, which has raised indignation in the country.
Today the Egyptian minister of the Interior said that the camel driver who had illegally caught them on November 29 for 4,000 Egyptian pounds (£ 180 or $ 223) had been arrested.
A woman who brought them into contact with the camel driver has also been arrested and both will stand trial after they have acknowledged their role in the incident.
The Egyptian authorities arrested Thursday a camel driver and a woman accused of helping two Danes to scale the Great Pyramid of Giza to make a video and this naked picture
In a video called & # 39; Climbing the Great Pyramid of Giza & # 39; the Danish photographer Andreas Hvid seems to scale the 4,500-year-old grave on the outskirts of Cairo with a woman who later sees her top removed.
Hvid says that the video was recorded at the end of November and placed on YouTube on December 8, so that an investigation was initiated by the Egyptian prosecutor.
A photo released by Hvid seems to show the couple completely naked while looking in the direction of a nearby pyramid.
The almost three-minute video has so far priced 4.5 million views on YouTube, while in Egypt a public outrage arose.
& # 39; A 7000 year old civilization has turned into a sheet & # 39 ;, a Twitter user complained in Egypt.
Hvid, 23, explained the Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet that he "had dreamed for years to climb the Great Pyramid & # 39; and also made a photo naked.
The young Dane, who has his own YouTube channel, said the woman in the video was not his girlfriend. & # 39; It was just a pose. We had no sexual relationships, "he said.
The Great Pyramid is the largest in Giza, which is 146 meters (480 feet) long, and the only remaining structure of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Climbing pyramids is forbidden in Egypt.
In 2016, a German tourist was no longer allowed to leave life after posting online images of climbing one of the old buildings.
The Interior Ministry said the woman had brought the couple into contact with the camel driver who illegally brought them to the site on November 29 (file photo)