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Marion, Ohio: Kaufman's Pyramid

The size of a tiny home, and very visible, built to hold the remains of businessman Martin Kaufman. Not ancient; built in Sep. 2019.

Delaware Ave., Marion, OH
On the east side of OH-423/Delaware Ave. just south of the Harding Tomb. Park in the Harding Tomb parking lot and walk south to the pyramid.
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Pyramid-Shaped Tomb.

Pyramid-Shaped Tomb

Marion's most famous monument is the tomb of President Warren Harding, which looks like a Greek temple. But there's something just south of the tomb in land belonging to a nearby cemetery and it is almost as impressive. It is the grave of businessman Martin Kaufman, who had been living in Florida when he died in 2019. He designed his tomb to look like a pyramid. It's not as big as the Egyptian pyramids, but it is about the size of a small house. I couldn't find out anything about why he chose this design, but his obituary said he was a world traveler, so maybe he had been to Egypt and liked the pyramids. I asked some townspeople about it and they said a lot of people think it is very ostentatious, yet others think it is very cool.

[signmanjoe, 10/30/2020]

People buried in pyramids want to be noticed. It sounds like Mr. Kaufman accomplished that.

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