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German Tourist Who Climbed the Great Pyramid ‘Banned’ From Entering Egypt

German Tourist Who Climbed the Great Pyramid ‘Banned’ From Entering Egypt

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Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities has banned 18-year-old German tourist Andrej Ciesielski from entering Egypt ever again for illegally scaling the Great Pyramid of Giza.

In a statement, Minister Mamdouh Eldamaty said that an official notice had been sent to the German Embassy in Cairo informing them of the life ban.

Earlier this week, the German tourist’s photographs and video from the highest point of the Great Pyramid went viral.

In a blog post, Ciesielski said he had been briefly detained by police but released after they had a look at his camera.

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According to Ahram Online, the German teenager had been released from custody after promising not to scale the Pyramids again and because of his “ignorance of the law.”

Despite being banned from re-entering Egypt, Ciesielski wrote fondly of his time in Cairo and encouraged others to visit.

“After the Egyptian Revolution tourists are afraid to go to Egypt. It’s really sad because Cairo is such an interesting city with a lot of history,” said the German teenager.

“Before my trip I wasn’t sure if it was a good idea to go to Cairo but I was happy that I went there. Together against terror.”

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