Andrej Ciesielski, a teenager from Munich, Germany, was recently visiting the great pyramid of Giza.
He did more than merely stand at the bottom and snap some pics however — he climbed to the top illegally to snag some of the best photos we have ever seen.
He was then detained by police upon climbing down.
After being charged with the infraction of mounting the pyramids, he was banned from Egypt for life. The Egyptian government is very wary about allowing persons to climb the pyramids because they do not want them damaged.
“Egyptian authorities have sent a stern warning to those who have a foolish desire to scale its famous pyramids – stay off or risk being banned from the country for life. That’s what happened to 18-year-old German tourist Andrej Ciesielski, who illegally climbed the Great Pyramid of Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo, on a recent visit to the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Ciesielski, from Munich, traveled to Egypt with the intention of snapping photos from atop the mammoth 4,500-year-old tomb, risking his life and imprisonment after he was detained and questioned by police,” according to one article.
Ciesielski faced a three-year prison sentence for scaling the pyramid, however the Egyptian authorities chose to make an example out of him in another way.
This isn’t the first time that a tourist has opted to go beyond the limits and climb one of the incredible pyramids. Russian photographers too climbed the pyramids before the German teenager, though no reports ever surfaced of the Russians being caught.
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