Egypt’s tourism authority has invited the world’s tallest man and the world’s shortest woman to tour historic sites in the country in an effort to promote its tourism sector.
31-year-old Sultan Kosen from Turkey stands at 8 feet and 9 inches tall while 25-year-old Jyoti Amge from India stands at 2 feet and 6 inches tall. They had a photoshoot at the pyramids of Giza last Friday where they struck poses for awestruck tourists.
Egyptian Culture and Tourism Ministry said in a statement that the two will be in the country for four days and they will visit other sites including the Cairo Tower, Tahrir Square and the Egyptian Museum.
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Sultan Kosen, who is a farmer, is suffering from a condition known as pituitary gigantism which is nearly always caused by an adenoma, a tumour of the pituitary gland that secretes too much growth hormones.
In 2009, he measured 7 feet and 9 inches. He broke his own record in 2011 when he grew taller. Kosen remains one of the only 10 people in history to reach 8 feet in height or more.
Jyoti Amge is also suffering from a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia. She is an actor and has appeared in TV shows like Bigg Boss, American Horror Story and other Bollywood movies.
Below are a video and some images of the two world-record holders in Egypt. Photos provided by Experience Egypt (Egypt’s official tourism account on Twitter)
PRETTY COOL, RIGHT?: The world’s tallest man, Sultan Kosen, and the shortest woman, Jyoti Amge, visited Egypt’s Giza Pyramids on Friday, as part of a campaign which aims to revive the country’s struggling tourism industry. pic.twitter.com/TWznLL7oCF
— WDBJ7 (@WDBJ7) January 29, 2018