The view from on top of the Great Pyramid

Cheops raskalov_vit:

I want to tell you a little story about how we climbed to the top of one of the seven wonders of the world.We had to hide from the guards at the Tomb near the foot of Cheops. Climb the stone slabs on the most ancient structure of humanity to the sounds of prayers. It was one of the most intense nights of my life. Many thanks to good friends who accompanied and supported the idea.

While I can’t condone the climbing of these beautiful and ancient structures, the view from the top must be magnificent. I’ve been to the Great Pyramids at Giza and some things are striking – how massive they are and how close the city of Cairo actually is, for example.



  • Manuel

    This is really hypocritical. While you don’t condone this egregious (and typically Russian) disrespect of rules and other people’s and cultures interests, by posting this you will encourage thousands of people to do the same. Thus endangering the ancient monuments and most likely helping in restricting access for honest and respectful visitors.

    • Hardik Pandya

      Perfectly agreed. I think this is just outrageous and making it public like this will only make the situation worse for tourists.

      • http://twitter.com/marathonmanjh James Hughes

        I really don’t think because someone sees this that they will be more or less inclined to do the same. Using your line of reasoning, anything that is objectionable, disrespectful etc. should not be reported because somehow others will not act not as they normally would but would be influenced by the report? Bury our heads in the sand and everything is okay? It’s news whether it is agreeable or not.

    • http://twitter.com/NWNirvana The Dictator

      Maybe it will encourage Egypt to get better security at the pyramids?

    • http://www.yourmaclifeshow.com/ Shawn King

      Sorry but there is no access to the top of the pyramids for “honest and respectful visitors” so this story does nothing to endanger their visits.

      • Joe

        I think Manuel’s main point was that your post could encourage dishonest and disrespectful visitors to imitate these actions to get their own photographs. His point about possibly restricting access to others was a minor mistake at best and does’t invalidate his larger point. I’m also willing to bet that there would have been some official and sanctioned way to get the above photograph that would’t have endangered the very monuments the photographer was claiming to admire, and maybe it would have been more appropriate to limit your public admiration to those sorts of photos.

        • http://www.yourmaclifeshow.com/ Shawn King

          “your post could encourage dishonest and disrespectful visitors to imitate these actions to get their own photographs.”

          LOL Yeah – because no visitor to the pyramids has ever looked up at them and thought, “I wonder what the view is like from up there?” :)

          The “official and sanctioned way to get the above photograph” is to buy it from the Pyramid gift shop. :)

          • Joe

            ‘no visitor to the pyramids has ever looked up at them and thought, “I wonder what the view is like from up there?”‘ Of course they have …and if they happened to have seen your post or another like it, rewarding a previous miscreant for selfishly disrespecting a delicate monument to take this sort of photo, they are that much more likely to do so themselves as well, theoretically… but I suspect you realize this and are just purposely ignoring this point.

            You have a soapbox, for better or worse, and you do need to consider your actions more than somebody without such a position. Blogging is the new journalism, and all that. ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/hobster.lobsster Hobster Lobsster

    The Great Pyramids are in Giza not in Keops. Keops is the name of the biggest pyramid.

    • http://www.yourmaclifeshow.com/ Shawn King

      You are correct. I’ve made the change. Thanks for spotting it.