German National Who Climbed Pyramid Banned From Entering Egypt for Life
Egyptian authorities just banned Andrej Ciesielski, the German teenager who climbed The Great Pyramid of Giza without permission, from entering the country for life.
The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities has asked the German authorities to implement the necessary measures barring German teenager Andrej Ciesielski who climbed The Great Pyramid of Giza without permission from entering Egypt for life, reports Heritage Daily.
The urban explorer not only scaled the 138.8 metre structure, he documented the climb on film. Director of the Pyramids Area Dr. Hussein Abdel-Bassir stated that even after the footage was confiscated by Egyptian authorities, Ciesielski still managed to publish the material on social media.
Climbing the Pyramids without permits is punishable by imprisonment for three years, however Ciesielski was acquitted after he claimed to be unaware of said law and pledged not to publish footage on the internet.
“Walking around in the complex, I was waiting for the right moment to start climbing the Great Pyramid of Giza. When I started climbing, a street seller was standing behind me, but I didn’t care. I turned around, he laughed so I continued climbing. At the half point, some people saw me and looked up. That’s how the police spotted me. They shouted something in Arabic I think, but I didn’t care and kept going while listening to music,” Ciesielski wrote in Huffington Post.