German 18-year-old climbs Great Pyramid of Giza in eight minutes

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   Jan. 29, 2016 at 2:28 PM

Top of the Cheops Pyramid!

Posted by Andrej Ciesielski on Monday, January 18, 2016

GIZA, Egypt, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A German 18-year-old shared footage of his daring climb to the top of Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza, which took him only 8 minutes.

Andrej Ciesielski posted a video to YouTube showing highlights of his 8-minute climb to the top of the pyramid, which attracted the attention of police.

"I think the police shouted in Arabic to come down but I just listened to music and enjoyed the climb," Ciesielski told Buzzfeed. "I went to the police station for maybe one hour. They asked me many questions about why I did this, but they let me go."

The teenager posted pictures taken atop the landmark on Facebook.

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