Porn at the Pyramids: investigation after tourists make adult film at ancient wonder

Questions over whether authorities knew pornography was being made at Egypt's sacred sites

Egyptian tourist bosses have launched an investigation into a pornography video apparently shot near Egypt's famous Pyramids.

The video shows an adult film star called Aurita revealing her breasts outside the Pyramids of Giza, the Islamic country’s most iconic cultural site.

Aurita, believed to be Russian, complains about having to visit the historic landmarks before carrying out a sex act on her male co-star, nearby the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World.

Before the sex act, the camera follows Aurita as she wanders around the famous sites, surrounded by street vendors.

“A set of sexually explicit scenes was illegally filmed inside the Giza Necropolis by a foreign tourist while visiting the site,” Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damati told Egyptian Streets.

Egyptian officials had originally denied that the video was shot at the historic site, claiming that the backgrounds had been superimposed, after images emerged on social media and were picked up by local news outlets.

After the images went viral, the Government was criticised for not investigating further. However, it has now accepted that the video is genuine and launched an investigation, reports Newstime Africa.

And while While the Minister of Antiquities urged an immediate investigation, Egypt’s Al-Masry Al-Youm reported that the film was shot with the knowledge of local security officials.

“Government officials are seeking profit with total disregard to Egypt’s reputation,” the Popular Committee for Defending Egypt’s Antiquities said in a statement.

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