At a whopping 8 feet 3 inches, Sultan Kösen is considered the tallest man in the world. He met Jyoti Amge -the shortest woman in the world—on Friday at the Giza pyramids in Egypt, Reuters has reported.
The Egyptian Tourism Promotion Board invited the record-breakers as part of an initiative to increase once-lively tourism in Egypt. Kösen is from Turkey, and Amge is from India, ITV News reported Monday. Neither Kösen nor Amge had visited Egypt before this event.
Kösen, a 35-year-old man of Kurdish descent, is one of just 10 people throughout history reported to measure over 8 feet, the Guinness World Records site states. It has been more than a decade since another person has officially topped 8 feet.
Amge, 24, stands at only 24.7 inches tall and is an actress in the hit TV show American Horror Story, Reuters reported.
The two are expected to go to other well-known Egyptian sites during their visit, the tourism ministry reported according to Reuters.