New Delhi: The Egyptian police have detained a photographer allegedly for disrespect after he shot images of a model in a revealing ancient costume at the Pyramid of Djoser outside Cairo, said reports. According to rumours circulating on social media, the Egyptian fashion model, Salma al-Shimi, was also arrested soon after the shoot at the Saqqara necropolis, 20 miles south of Cairo, but police detained the photographer later on Monday. Also Read - 2,000-Year-Old Gold Tongued Mummy Uncovered at a Burial Site in Egypt

As per a Guardian report, a security source said, “A photographer has been arrested after a private shoot with model-dancer Salma al-Shimi in the archaeological zone. His case had been referred to the courts.” Also Read - 'Forbidden by Islam': Egyptian Woman Arrested For Baking 'Indecent' Cakes Topped With Lingerie & Genitals

Few days back, Shimi, who has thousands of followers on Instagram, posted photographs and also a video from the shoot of her in ancient Egyptian dress at the foot of the 4,700-year-old Step Pyramid of Djoser. Also Read - Egypt Reopens Airspace to Qatar Flights, Plane to Land in Cairo on Friday

Soon after, there were rumours all over the internet that the dancer had been detained for wearing outfits that betrayed Egypt’s ancient heritage and broke the rules set by the antiquities ministry for photo shoots. Expressing disbelief over the photoshoot, netizens questioned,  “Is there really a ban on taking photographs in archaeological zones, even pictures that are not indecent but completely normal?”

Even though various media reports suggest that the pictures were removed from the model’s Instagram account, India.com could still find the images on her profile.

Recently, Egyptian courts have reportedly jailed many social media influencers for sharing content judges that were deemed offensive.

Two year ago, in December 2018, images of a naked couple embracing at the top of the Great Pyramid of Cheops prompted a huge media outcry. After the incident, Egyptian authorities arrested a camel owner and a young female guide for helping the couple to gain access to the site.