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Egypt prosecutors release on bail two people suspected of aiding Danish couple climb pyramid

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Saturday 15 Dec 2018
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File Photo: A member of the Egyptian police seen in front of Egypt's Great Pyramids of Giza (Photo: AFP)
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Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the release on bail of two people suspected of aiding a Danish couple who posed nude at the top of one of the Giza Pyramids.

The suspects were released on Friday on bails of EGP 5,000.

Danish photographer Andreas Hvid shared a video last week showing him scaling the 4,500-year-old Pyramid of Khufu on the outskirts of Cairo at night with an unidentified woman.

On Thursday, the Egyptian interior ministry said in a statement that 46-year-old man who works at the Giza site assisted the couple in climbing the pyramids in return for EGP 4,000 (approximately $223).

A woman who knew the couple from the internet helped mediate the deal. Both have been arrested and were referred to prosecutors for investigation.

The ministry said the incident took place on 29 November, but the video was only shared by Hvid on YouTube on 8 December. It has since amassed over 4.5 million views.

According to the investigations the Danish couple posted the video after their visit to Cairo, which started on 19 November and ended on 4 December. 

 

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