• Short Summary

    HIFNAWI MOHAMED, WHO CLAIMS TO BE JUST AN ORDINARY EGYPTIAN CITIZEN, HAS FOUND A NOVEL WAY OF MAKING MONEY - ENTERTAINING TOURISTS BY CLIMBING THE 5,000-YEAR-OLD PYRAMID AT GIZA, UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC.

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    HIFNAWI MOHAMED, WHO CLAIMS TO BE JUST AN ORDINARY EGYPTIAN CITIZEN, HAS FOUND A NOVEL WAY OF MAKING MONEY - ENTERTAINING TOURISTS BY CLIMBING THE 5,000-YEAR-OLD PYRAMID AT GIZA, UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC. BUILT BY KING CHEOPS IN THE FOURTH DYNASTY OF ANCIENT EGYPT, THE PYRAMID IS 137 METRES HIGH.

    IN FACT, HE NOW TAKES HIS LIVING BY CLIMBING UP AND DOWN THE KING'S TOMB IN ONLY SIX MINUTES. RECENTLY, HE BROKE HIS OWN RECORD OF LAST YEAR OF SEVEN MINUTES. HIFNAWI COMMENCES HIS ASCENT... AND FOLLOWS A SNAKE-LIKE COURSE AMONGST THE MAN-SIZED ROCKS. WHEN HE REACHES THE TOP, HE WAVES TO THE CROWD BELOW. THEN HE MAKES HIS WAY DOWN WITH EQUAL SWIFTNESS.

    HE BEGAN PERFECTING HIS SELF-STYLED MARATHON WHEN HE WAS AGED FIFTEEN, CLIMBING THE PYRAMID TWICE A DAY. NOW HE HAS CUT THE TIME RIGHT DOWN TO A MATTER OF MINUTES...

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6O02HOREFJC2U07HUH6HQNC2V
    Media URN:
    VLVA6O02HOREFJC2U07HUH6HQNC2V
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/07/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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