Pyramids of Giza
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A porn movie shot at the Pyramids of Giza has angered many Egyptians.

"A set of sexually explicit scenes was illegally filmed inside the Giza Necropolis by a foreign tourist while visiting the site," Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damati confirmed in a statement, quoted by News Time Africa.

Government authorities have vowed to investigate the event involving the shooting of the adult film by foreign tourists at the world famous Pyramids.

Al Arabiya reported that the controversial pornographic film with English subtitles was shot by Russians and was available online for nine months and had been uploaded on three porn websites.

In his statement, the Egyptian antiquities official also confirmed that the explicit contents were illegally shot by a woman.

New surveillance cameras are being installed in the popular tourist spot in an attempt to revamp the tourist site, he added.

Osama Karar, the coordinator of the Popular Front to Defend Antiquities in Egypt, said that the sex movie clips reveal the identity of a tour guide and the name of an Egyptian tour company.

According to Egyptologist Bassam al-Shamaa the area where the porn movie was filmed is prohibited for tourists.

"Surveillance cameras aren't enough to secure such important sites," said al-Shamaa via News Time Africa.

"A full security cordon must be installed to prevent such incidents – which demean Egyptian civilization – from reoccurring," he added.

The controversial video went viral after local news websites reported the incident. Earlier, Egyptian authorities had refuted the film's authenticity saying the video was fake and had been morphed.