Photographer Posts Picture of Himself and Girlfriend Naked, in Sexual Position on Top of Pyramid, Prompts Investigation by Egyptian Authorities [NSFW]

Photographer Posts Picture of Himself and Girlfriend Naked, in Sexual Position on Top of Pyramid, Prompts Investigation by Egyptian Authorities [NSFW]

Danish photographer Andreas Hvid seems to be in hot water after he and his girlfriend scaled an Egyptian pyramid and took video and pictures of themselves naked and in a sexual position. 

Hvid originally posted a three-minute video that showed him and his girlfriend scaling the Great Pyramid of Giza at night, which ends with a photograph of the two of them in a naked embrace. The video has since been taken down, though the full version of the photo seen in the tweet below still remains on Hvid's website

Egyptian authorities have called the stunt a violation of public morality and have oscillated between condemning it and claiming it's fake, though some have said the video appears to be real and claims of it being faked are likely to draw attention away from poor security at the pyramids, which have come under scrutiny for being neglected in the recent past. 

Hvid is known for posting such work from high atop landmarks, sometimes with nudity. He has expressed that he's "sad that so many people have become so angry," but that he also has received positive feedback from some Egyptian citizens. He added that he and his girlfriend did not engage in any actual sexual acts and that he does not plan to return to the country for fear of consequences. 

Lead image by Nina Aldin Thune, used under Creative Commons.

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I think I speak for everyone when I say, why hasn't the next episode of PTW 4 Behind the Scenes been uploaded to YouTube yet?

Alex Cooke's picture

Thanks for making me laugh so hard that I probably won't fall asleep for another hour.

Mikkel Beiter's picture

I really feel ashamed being danish! This has been in the media the last few days. I have a hard time finding any benifits to do such a thing, beside havesting a lot of coverage by the media and SoMe for the person behind.
Quite stupid and unrespectful against the people of Egypt!

William Howell's picture

Wait... no benefit? He got to “know” his lady love on top of one of mankind’s greatest and most historic structures! And she appears to be hot hot hot!

Tim Ericsson's picture

Your sexual frustration is palpable. Spend some time with your wife or your hand before posting in the future.

William Howell's picture

Dude, me and my wife do it all the time! I just thought it would be cool to do it on top of the pyramid.
Actually have a few photographs of my hot wife of nearly forty years on my profile. And I have six kids and 11 grandkids. Kreskin, you ain’t!

William Howell's picture

See, we will rule!
Excellent movie, I have watched idiocracy at least three times!
That is my family, although in nicer accommodations!

Tim Ericsson's picture

Does your wife know you're into the distraught, emaciated "Migrant Mother" look?

William Howell's picture

After forty years, I wouldn’t dare to try to keep secrets and besides read Migrant Mom’s story, it’s fascinating and she had the sexy goods.
Edit: She, according to Migrant Mom, was not distraught at all, but was rooked into taking the photograph.

Tim Ericsson's picture

This is so disrespectful

William Howell's picture

So how many youngens do you have? Or are you one of those fancy genuineness?

Tim Ericsson's picture

One boy. A responsible number.

William Howell's picture

Tim, that is, in my opinion, an irresponsible number, you and your husband should adopt!
Now let’s stop being serious and start being mischievous!

Edward Blake's picture

So you're a cuckold? Cool.

William Howell's picture

That would suck, though I’m told I’m very handsome man, I just don’t think I would have the drive to get back out on the dating scene.

William Howell's picture

Hey I just looked at your profile, and I see you the Otus 85mm, could you tell me what you think of it? That is one of my dream lenses.

Edward Blake's picture

It's just a lens. It just happens to be pin sharp, with typical Zeiss contrast and color characteristics, and typical Zeiss build quality.

William Howell's picture

Oh I just noticed you have your girlfriend in your avatar. Whats her name, Rosey Palm?

Tim Ericsson's picture

I'm gay. You knew that when you called me racist a while back and said I was uncomfortable around black people, until I told I was married to a black man.

William Howell's picture

I apologize, you’re right I did know, I meant no offense on that, but I did mean offense on the others, in a fun way, not mean spirited.

Mikkel Beiter's picture

It’s a setup. They are friends, they didn't have sex.

William Howell's picture

Aww, that’s a shame, then the stunt is just a stunt, that’s my opinion.

You don't have to make it a national pride/shame thing... It doesn't matter that he's Danish. And the Egyptians are not these innocent people either. Their veil of strict religion is just a coverup for decadence and sexual exploits.

user-156929's picture

That may be true of some Egyptians/Muslims but you can't paint any group of people with such a broad brush.

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