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Model jailed over nude photoshoot vows to keep stripping

A model forced to spend a night in an Egyptian jail after being caught posing nude in an ancient temple has said she is determined to keep up her 'yell for freedom' in conservative Islamic countries.

Belgian model Marisa Papen, who describes herself as a 'free-spirited and wild-hearted expressionist', travelled with photographer Jesse Walker to North Africa for a shoot at some of the most famous landmarks of ancient Egypt. 

She was arrested after being caught doing a shoot at the Karnak Temple Complex in Luxor before being thrown in jail. 

Belgian nude model Marisa Papen, who describes herself as a 'free-spirited and wild-hearted expressionist', pictured here outside a temple in Egypt before she was arrested

Belgian nude model Marisa Papen, who describes herself as a 'free-spirited and wild-hearted expressionist', pictured here outside a temple in Egypt before she was arrested

But speaking to The Sun, she said she wanted to 'go back to a time when women were queens'. 

She added: 'That's why I want to go to all these countries where women are suppressed. Like I said it's a yell for freedom and I want them to see my message.' 

The 25-year-old, who stresses she is fascinated by countries where women are 'suppressed', said she would love to pose by the wall in Palestine's West Bank and is planning to visit Iran, Iraq and Yemen.

But she said: 'The thing is I'm not trying to attack or offend any religion, I'm really trying to go back in time and show what the world was like before religion existed.' 

Papen - from Paal, near Antwerp - also implied that she had to lie to the judge in Egypt to get out of the country. 

She is also planning on heading in to the Congolese jungle in Africa.    

The Belgian nude model pictured on the back of a horse with two pyramids peering over the sand in the distance. Having bribed young men patrolling temples in Giza, she narrowly avoided trouble and was able to strip off and pose for photographs

The Belgian nude model pictured on the back of a horse with two pyramids peering over the sand in the distance. Having bribed young men patrolling temples in Giza, she narrowly avoided trouble and was able to strip off and pose for photographs

During her Egypt trip, she bribed young men patrolling temples in Giza and narrowly avoided trouble while just managing to strip off and pose for photographs.

But when four Egyptian security guards spotted them in Luxor, both Papen and Walker were arrested and locked up. 

Papen said: 'The last two years I have walked wild and free in at least 50 countries. Rarely do I end up in precarious situations. Until April this year, in Egypt.'

The nude photo model, from the Flanders region of Belgium, met up in Cairo with photographer Walker who flew in all the way from Australia to do the shoot.

And even though the pair said they were aware of the cultural, political and religious differences between Egypt and the West when it comes to nudity, the adventure ended differently than they both expected.

Early in their trip during the first photoshoot near the famous pyramids of Giza, the two got into trouble.

They reportedly bribed a security guard to start the photoshoot when two other men showed up.

Papen said: 'I was suddenly completely awake, like a cold shower at 5am in the morning. 

'We

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