A 500 meter tall pyramid built near Dessau to serve as a burial place for millions? Why not? The guys pushing the idea feel that everybody out there, not just those uppity ancient Egyptian pharaoh types, should have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be buried in a genuine German pyramid. In one of the millions of square cubic meter burial blocks which will comprise the thing, I should say. Hmmm, sounds like they stole the square cubic meter block idea from another pyramid I once personally spent some time in. Well at least the “block” I was staying in wasn’t a hell of lot bigger.


“Our great pyramid will be the first internationally advertised burial and remembrance site to link the peoples, religions and cultures of the world,” the entrepreneurs write. And they plan to link these folks and religions and cultures together with high-grade mortar, too.

You see it’s not like anybody is going to be moving into one of those el cheapo prefabricated eternal monuments you see around here and there in the United States or anything. When Germans build things, they get built to last. If this plan ever happens, the pyramid will have to grow gradually over a period of up to 30 years as these concrete burial blocks are added to the structure - unless there’s a plague or a pandemic or war with Denmark or something, of course.

But just remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day, either. Hey, wait a minute. That gives me an idea for… Nah, I better keep that one for myself. For now.

Anyway, this is probably going to give the term block party a whole new meaning. Make a reservation for your block today! Although their link here may have already been unceremoniously buried someplace else by now.

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