CAIRO: Three camel vendors at Giza Pyramids were arrested Saturday over accusations of breaking pieces of the 4,400 year-old monument by hammers and selling them to tourists, an official from the General Administration of Tourist and Antiquities Police told Youm7.
The vendors, who provide camel rides for tourists visiting the archaeological site, have confessed their crime of selling pieces of the pyramid of Menkawre for tourists for prices ranging from 250 EGP ($31) to 5,000 EGP, the official added on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to brief the media.
Facebook user Fatma Abed posted on Jan. 31 that her friend Mostafa Youssef saw “people selling tourists broken pieces of the Pyramids.” She added that “people break pieces of the pyramids by using hammers in front of the tourists.” however, head of Giza Pyramids archaeological site denied such allegations.
Last week, Egypt has banned a German guy from entering Egypt for life after climbing the Great Pyramids to capture breathtaking views. For more than 20 years, Egypt has banned ascending Giza Pyramids after several people fell.