Teen tourist who scaled a pyramid banned from Egypt for life

A German tourist who illegally scaled an ancient pyramid to take death-defying selfies has been banned from the country for life.

Andrej Ciesielski caused outrage when he climbed the 4500-year-old Cheops pyramid at Giza on the outskirts of Cairo.

His intention was to take photos on the top of the ancient tomb, which he did, and posted to his Instagram account.

“It took me about eight minutes to get to the top of the pyramid and I listened to music on the way up,”

The breathtaking images show the 18-year-old sitting on top of the pyramid – once the biggest man-made structure in the world – with his feet dangling off the edge.

After the incident the 18-year-old was detained and questioned by police, and now, according to the Egyptian Streets, the teen has been banned from Egypt for the rest of his life.

Rules against climbing Egypt’s monuments have been put in place to protect them from human destruction.

But despite receiving the ban, Ciesielski said the photos were “worth the risk”.