German teen Great Pyramid
A teen got off easy after scaling one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World earlier this month.
During a recent trip to Egypt, German tourist Andrej Ciesielski managed to climb nearly to the top of the Great Pyramid of Giza before drawing the ire of local authorities, reports CNN.
“At the [halfway point] some people got attention on me and looked up,” 19-year-old Ciesielsk writes on his personal blog. “That’s how the police spotted me. They shouted something in Arabic I think but I didn’t care and kept going.”
Climbing to the to of the 4,500-year-old pyramid is strictly prohibited by law, and can be punished with a penalty of up to three years in prison.
Ciesielski was able to scramble his way to the top of the pyrimid in just eight minutes to scale the 455-foot structure, at the top of which he managed to capture breathtaking photos and footage.
Police officers intercepted the fearless climber after he descended from his pyramid perch, but they declined to press charges and instead released Ciesielski after a round of questioning.