Officials in Egypt are investigating a Danish photographer after he posted a photo of him saving sex on top of the country’s Great Pyramid in Giza.
A YouTube video posted on Friday by Andreas Hvid shows the photographer trespassing and climbing on top of the pyramid with an unidentified woman, who is shown taking off her clothing while staring at Cairo, the country’s capital, Yahoo Lifestyle reports.
A picture posted on his website shows Hvid and the woman having sex atop Egypt’s tallest pyramid.
Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities told NBC in a statement that the incident “violates public morality” and called for an investigation by the country’s attorney general.
Archeologist and former Minister of Antiquities Zahi Hawass told NBC that the photo is “One hundred percent…photoshopped.” Adding that the stones depicted in the photo were “too small” and that “there is no way anyone can enter the Pyramids area at night.”
“On behalf of historians and archaeologists everywhere, I hope you both end up in jail,” one commenter on the video wrote, according to Yahoo.
Hvid denied having sex on the Great Pyramid, he told Ekstra Bladet, a Danish tabloid, but said that he has always wanted to climb the pyramids in Egypt and do a photoshoot.
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