In a game of “weirdest places you’ve ever had sex,” this guy would win hands down. But, he would also win the “most disrespectful, idiotic tourist the world has ever seen” game. Danish photographer Andreas Hvid shared a video of himself and an unidentified female climbing Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza, smoking, and then taking their clothes off.
In the video’s caption, Andreas wrote, “In late November 2018, a friend and I climbed the Great Pyramid of Giza (a.k.a. Pyramid of Khufu, Pyramid of Cheops). 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.”
Climbing the pyramid in this fashion is, of course, illegal. Tourists are allowed inside the pyramids and on certain designated paths, but straying from those prescribed routes is strictly forbidden.
Even more disturbing, Andreas posted a photo of himself and the woman having sex on top of the pyramid, with the desert and light of Cairo in the background. While many rightly view the picture as disrespectful, irresponsible, and downright gross, Andreas calls it “nude art.”
Unsurprisingly, not everyone is on board with Andreas’ brand of “art.” Among other displeased reactions, one person commented:
“On behalf of historians and archaeologists everywhere, I hope you both end up in jail.”
The photo and video were reported to Egypt’s prosecutor beneral by the minister for antiquities, and Egyptian authorities are now investigating the incident.