​Adult Film Website Offers Egypt Photographer Chance To Film On Sagrada Familia

You may have stumbled across the sweet, heartwarming tale of the two people who were photographed apparently having sex on top of the Great Pyramid of Giza - a picture that unsurprisingly went viral faster than it took many of us to realise what on Earth was actually going on up there.

Danish photographer Andreas Hvid had shared the picture on his website of himself and a girl seemingly having sex in the missionary position on top of the famous landmark.

A video had also appeared on YouTube showing the pair scaling the pyramid - which is banned - with the description: "In late November 2018, a friend and I climbed the Great Pyramid of Giza (aka 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 led up to the climb."

The footage was initially thought to be fake, but prosecutors are now investigating the video's authenticity.

But while most of the world looks on slightly slack-jawed, with many taking to social media to say Hvid shows a 'lack of respect for an ancient civilisation' and that the pair should 'end up in jail', that hasn't stopped some opportunistic folk trying their luck.

Tweeting the LADbible article (I know, proud mum moment if ever there was one), adult film site xhamster.com tweeted: "Hey @filmAndreas! You're a talented filmmaker (and daring lover) but next time - maybe let us help with a real porn set? We've got some friends in Barcelona, and are thinking @sagradafamilia?"

View of the cathedral Sagrada Familia. Credit: PA
View of the cathedral Sagrada Familia. Credit: PA

In a second tweet, another suggestion was thrown into the mix:

Okay, maybe that one was a step too far...

Plus, something tells us Hvid might want to lie low for a bit, given that he's admitted he feels 'sad' at people's response to the picture.

Speaking to Danish newspaper Ekstrabladet, Hvid said: "For many years I had dreamed of climbing the great pyramid. The idea of making a 'nude shoot' up there had also existed for some time.

"I'm sad that so many people have become so angry. But I have also received a positive response from a lot of Egyptians - something I think is worth remembering."

He also denied the pair were having sex, insisting they were merely posing nude for the photo.

Featured Image Credit: Andreas Hvid

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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