Porn At The Pyramids? Egypt Officials Not Impressed

(CNN) — Egypt is looking into reports that one of its most historic sites was the backdrop for a Russian porn flick.

According to Al Arabiya News, authorities have confirmed that an X-rated film was shot next to the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx and are now investigating.

The video was reportedly made by Russian tourists, who then uploaded it to the Internet nine months ago.

Al Arabiya reports that Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh al-Demati says the issue has been referred to the public prosecutor and new surveillance cameras are being installed in the area. The incident comes as a reminder that no world landmark is safe from the salacious urges of tourists — no matter how sacred it might be to the locals.

Cambodia’s Angkor Archeological Park experienced its own string of nudity-related incidents this year. In February, U.S. tourists and sisters Lindsey Kate Adams and Leslie Jan Adams were deported after allegedly getting caught taking partially nude photos at Preah Khan temple, one of the sacred sites inside Cambodia’s Angkor complex.

They received six-month suspended prison sentences, a one-million riel ($250) fine and were banned from entering the country for four years.

In January, a group of photos featuring a topless dancer leaning against the ruins surfaced on Facebook.

Early last year, Peru officials were forced to respond to a chain of “naked tourism” incidents at Machu Picchu, also a World Heritage Site.

They detained four American tourists, two Canadians and two Australians for stripping down for pictures at the site.

CNN’s Barry Neild contributed to this report.

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