An image of Giza Pyramids being lit up with Palestinian flag is viral on social media

"Egypt is lighting up the Pyramids with showing Palestine flag (sic)," reads the message.

The claim implies that lighting up the pyramids shows that Egypt is paying tribute to Palestine.




Archive links:

https://web.archive.org/save/https://twitter.com/FactZoneAfrica/status/1393864575552999427

https://web.archive.org/save/https://www.facebook.com/casetimothy/posts/10157665874546227

Fact Check:

The viral image shared is morphed and the claim that Egypt is lighting up Pyramids with Palestinian flag is FALSE.

Although there has been news about the full support extended by Egypt to Palestine, no such event occurred recently.

When the viral image is searched using the Yandex reverse image search, we found the original image shows the sound and light show at Giza pyramids. The Great Pyramids Sound and Light Show illuminate the Giza pyramids at night with a stunning audio-visual display.

This show enlightens the audience about the history of Ancient Egypt and the story of the Sphinx, guardian of the Giza Necropolis for over 5000 years.

https://soundandlight.show/en/show/pyramids-show

https://www.overegypttours.com/tour/sound-and-light-show-at-giza-pyramids/

The great pyramids have also been lit in solidarity to social causes like beating the COVID-19 virus etc.


The original image similar to the viral image was posted in Wikimedia commons in 2014.

Here is the comparison of the original and the viral images.


Hence, the claim that Egypt is lighting up Pyramids with the Palestinian flag is FALSE. The image from the Sound and light show at Giza Pyramids has been morphed and shared with false claims.

Claim Review :   Giza pyramids illuminated with Palestinian flag
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Satya Priya BN

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