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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Building A New Pyramid

I give up. I'm tired of explaining the "unfinished pyramid" is NOT a Masonic symbol, and the only reason anybody thinks it is comes from a 1884 quote by Harvard Professor Eliot Norton, who said that the Great Seal of the United States with its unfinished pyramid was "practically incapable of effective treatment; it can hardly, (however artistically treated by the designer), look otherwise than as a dull emblem of a Masonic fraternity."

I've decided to embrace the pyramid. Especially the unfinished pyramid.

With that in mind, have a look at what may be the most ambitious building project in three thousand years. Plans are underway in Dessau, Germany to begin construction of a new pyramid for the ages.
The German government has ponied up $90,000 in seed money (scarcely enough to print up the brochures) to begin construction of a 1,600 foot tall Great Pyramid, containing up to 5 million multi-colored blocks, filled with enthusiastic supporters' cremains. For a mere $900, your earthly ashes can be part of what looks, up close, like the world's largest lego sculpture.

Sign up at The Great Pyramid.org


  1. I nearly (as in was ready to hit the post button) asked you about the "unfinished pyramid" in the forum after reading this, but thought better of it.

    A pyramid is not a temple, it's a tomb.

  2. Eh, we have three pyramids right here in Indy, less than five miles from my house.




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