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(CNN)   Today's best apology that isn't an apology comes from some Russian photographers who climbed the Pyramids of Giza. With awesome slideshow   (cnn.com) divider line 109
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2013-03-28 12:53:52 PM  
For those who have only seen the few photos spreading around the media, be sure to check out Makhorov's blog for more and better pictures.  Awesome stuff.

I remember being there as an eight year old kid and begging my mom to let me climb it.  Never mind the fact that I was shorter than the first row of stones.
 
2013-03-28 01:02:08 PM  

Radak: For those who have only seen the few photos spreading around the media, be sure to check out Makhorov's blog for more and better pictures. Awesome stuff.


Awesome, thanks!  I have never been but I love how there's a visible delineation of Cairo's border where the lights begin.
 
2013-03-28 01:13:00 PM  
They really should get around to remodeling those things to their original condition. Yeesh.
 
2013-03-28 01:16:02 PM  
It's pretty amazing what human ingenuity and effort can achieve.
 
2013-03-28 01:17:51 PM  
 We got there in the evening, just in time to witness the laser show.

Nothing says "please respect our history and heritage" like a cheesy laser show.
 
2013-03-28 01:18:52 PM  
I have mixed feelings.

On one hand, there are good reasons they don't allow people to climb the pyramids so it is hard to condone the behavior.

On the other hand, those are pretty neat pictures to look through.
 
2013-03-28 01:19:34 PM  
Assholes.  There's a no-climbing rule for a reason. You're not above the rules.
 
2013-03-28 01:20:18 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It's pretty amazing what human ingenuity and effort can achieve.


Uhh... pretty sure it wasn't humans.

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2013-03-28 01:20:35 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It's pretty amazing what human ingenuity and effort can achieve.


Slavery gets shiat done.
 
2013-03-28 01:21:29 PM  
Pyramids are for climbing and not to be used to ahhhhhhhhhhh fark unless you are pitching blocks off of the top, no harm is done.

The human condition is to explore and not to be given petty rules because king profit said so.
 
2013-03-28 01:22:25 PM  

Don't Tongue the Reaper!: Assholes.  There's a no-climbing rule for a reason. You're not above the rules.


I bet you just love Nazis.
 
2013-03-28 01:22:26 PM  
still find it remarkable that the Grateful Dead played at the feet of the Sphinx not one, but three nights.  and on the last night, a lunar eclipse occurred.

the shows are widely dismissed by most deadheads but to my ears, they're basically par for the course 1978 shows.  I guess given the venue's historicity, people expect(ed) the greatest, most transcendent, expressive, emotive music mankind could ever produce, and instead all they got was just your standard, well-played, nicely jammed, B+ by 1978 standards show.

/the set with Hamza el-Din's Abu Simbel Youth Orchestra is pretty cool.  Jerry et al slowly transition into a polyrhythmic chant in what I think Mickey said was 12/7 or 12/8 time; this really trippy jam with egyptian cats chanting and Jerry finding this cool lilting riff and a questing, sinewy Phil Less bassline.  why do people say those shows suck again?
 
2013-03-28 01:22:47 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
/remember me!
 
2013-03-28 01:24:58 PM  
With that stunt, they're sure to get a lot of hawassment.
 
2013-03-28 01:25:25 PM  
Pyramids was okay  but I prefer his earlier work with the WuTang Clan.
 
2013-03-28 01:25:51 PM  
perhaps not allowing tourists on the actual pyramid, but perhaps erecting a scaffolding or something, upon which tourists can climb, and can say they were on this thing, which is on the pyramid.  Think of a slow motion roller coaster that moves in an arc from one side of the pyramid to the other, along a diagonal.  Charge rates to ride and you have a fund for preserving the pyramid for future generations.

/pictures: right-click, save as...
//awe inspiring
 
2013-03-28 01:25:59 PM  
FTFA: "We didn't want to insult anyone. We were just following the dream."

What if my dream is to rape your sister and shiat on your grandparents grave?
 
2013-03-28 01:27:38 PM  
 
2013-03-28 01:28:35 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It's pretty amazing what human ingenuity and effort can achieve.

And slaves , lots and lots of slaves. And a pretty hefty supply of whips as well .. im guessing
 
2013-03-28 01:30:31 PM  
It's always very diplomatic to apologize,  assume the blame, say the buck stops with me, and take full responsibilty for something when you're confident there will be no actual punishment or consequence.

Cool pictures.
 
2013-03-28 01:31:19 PM  
At least they got a chance to do it before the new regime blows them up.....

/let's see how many i catch
 
2013-03-28 01:32:17 PM  
1. Big giant pyramid

2. Install a giant slide

3. Profit!

Make it happen, Egypt.
 
2013-03-28 01:34:22 PM  

Soulless Carbon Rod: FTFA: "We didn't want to insult anyone. We were just following the dream."

What if my dream is to rape your sister and shiat on your grandparents grave?


Only if you are from the southern U.S.
 
2013-03-28 01:35:10 PM  
Those pyramids are smaller than I thought - the Luxor hotel in Vegas is about 3/4 the size of the Great Pyramid.
 
2013-03-28 01:37:18 PM  
Just remember folks, slavery is bad......unless you get them to build cool shiat!
 
2013-03-28 01:41:25 PM  
Bslim
Don't Tongue the Reaper!:
Assholes.  There's a no-climbing rule for a reason. You're not above the rules.

I bet you just love Nazis.


No, I love ancient art.  If everyone goes and climbs on it, it won't be there any more. It's bad enough Cairo's pollution is degrading it on a daily basis.
 
2013-03-28 01:42:37 PM  
Did they draw a picture of Mohammed up there while they were at it?
 
2013-03-28 01:43:01 PM  

SuddenlySamhain: AverageAmericanGuy: It's pretty amazing what human ingenuity and effort can achieve.
And slaves , lots and lots of slaves. And a pretty hefty supply of whips as well .. im guessing


Lister: What makes you think these aliens exist?

Rimmer: They must do, Lister! There's so many things that are strange and odd. So many things we don't have any explanation for.

Lister: Like, um, why do intelligent people buy cinema hot dogs? Do you mean that sort of weird and mysterious thing?

Rimmer: No, Lister, I mean like the pyramids. How did they move such massive pieces of stone without the aid of modern technology?

Lister: They had massive whips, Rimmer. Massive, massive whips!
 
2013-03-28 01:44:35 PM  

DoBeDoBeDo: Just remember folks, slavery is bad......unless you get them to build cool shiat!


"So it shall be written.... so it shall be done."
 
2013-03-28 01:45:07 PM  
Amazing pictures, but how did they not get thrown in jail for this?

I was there back in 2001 - they take their pyramids very seriously.
 
2013-03-28 01:46:01 PM  
They could probably make a ton of money conducting hot air balloon or blimp tours around the pyramids. (You could get the same views and you wouldn't have to touch the darn things.)
 
2013-03-28 01:46:09 PM  
He says in the article that they did this under the cover of darkness, and yet in some pictures both with the article and on his blog, they clearly started climbing when it was light out.

/just sayin
 
2013-03-28 01:49:02 PM  
"flaunting the regulations" ? Who writes this crap?
 
2013-03-28 01:50:10 PM  

madgonad: AverageAmericanGuy: It's pretty amazing what human ingenuity and effort can achieve.

Slavery gets shiat done.


They weren't slaves either. Think farmers on the off season, paid with beer. (hekt)
 
2013-03-28 01:50:49 PM  
I wouldn't call them "spectacular photos" more like "not too bad photos"

Anyone else getting weary of adjective hyperbole?
 
2013-03-28 01:50:52 PM  
"The pyramid's peak was filled with different inscriptions in many languages, some of them being hundreds years old."


This top line translates into, "Pharoah gobbles donkey goobers," and the bottom line, "Cleopatra does the nasty."
 
2013-03-28 01:51:39 PM  

madgonad: AverageAmericanGuy: It's pretty amazing what human ingenuity and effort can achieve.

Slavery gets shiat done.


Except, they weren't slaves.
 
2013-03-28 01:52:03 PM  
On the Reddit thread on this story a few days ago, some guy posted pics of his father who climbed the pyramids in the 70's while on LSD. I couldn't imagine how cool that would be.
 
2013-03-28 01:52:17 PM  

rickythepenguin: still find it remarkable that the Grateful Dead played at the feet of the Sphinx not one, but three nights.  and on the last night, a lunar eclipse occurred.

the shows are widely dismissed by most deadheads but to my ears, they're basically par for the course 1978 shows.  I guess given the venue's historicity, people expect(ed) the greatest, most transcendent, expressive, emotive music mankind could ever produce, and instead all they got was just your standard, well-played, nicely jammed, B+ by 1978 standards show.


/the set with Hamza el-Din's Abu Simbel Youth Orchestra is pretty cool.  Jerry et al slowly transition into a polyrhythmic chant in what I think Mickey said was 12/7 or 12/8 time; this really trippy jam with egyptian cats chanting and Jerry finding this cool lilting riff and a questing, sinewy Phil Less bassline.  why do people say those shows suck again?



I love the internet.  You can find anything.


cdn.c.photoshelter.com

 
2013-03-28 01:52:23 PM  
Great God Anubis frowns upon your shenanigans.
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-28 01:52:54 PM  
img-fotki.yandex.ru

Is it just me, but I'm more curious to know what all the writing and shiat is up there they mentioned...
 
2013-03-28 01:53:13 PM  

Soulless Carbon Rod: FTFA: "We didn't want to insult anyone. We were just following the dream."

What if my dream is to rape your sister and shiat on your grandparents grave?


That's so funny because my dream if to rape your grandparents and shiat on your sister's grave.

/small world
//is this the first time that you're hearing your sister's dead?
///yeah, she choked on my bacon-flavored cock and suffocated
 
2013-03-28 01:54:07 PM  
is

/goddamnitsomuch
 
2013-03-28 01:55:01 PM  

que.guero: I wouldn't call them "spectacular photos" more like "not too bad photos"

Anyone else getting weary of adjective hyperbole?


It is absolutely the worst thing in the world.
 
2013-03-28 01:57:01 PM  

FarkingReading: Soulless Carbon Rod: FTFA: "We didn't want to insult anyone. We were just following the dream."

What if my dream is to rape your sister and shiat on your grandparents grave?

That's so funny because my dream if to rape your grandparents and shiat on your sister's grave.


My Grandparents are dead and I never had a sister.
Joke's on you!

/*yawn*
 
2013-03-28 01:58:02 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It's pretty amazing what human ingenuity and effort can achieve.


Slavery. It gets shiat done.
 
2013-03-28 01:58:29 PM  
Were taken on top of the Pyramids from positions that avoided detection by guards.

BS, they bribed guards.
 
2013-03-28 02:00:02 PM  
My favorite picture of a pyramid.
8020.photos.everywheremag.com.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com
 
2013-03-28 02:04:30 PM  
The images from Makhorov and another photographer, Vitaliy Raskalov, were taken on top of the Pyramids from positions that avoided detection by guards.

Those raskals.
 
2013-03-28 02:04:48 PM  
Awesome, now queue the idiot American copy-cat tourists severely injuring themselves in their attempt.
 
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