Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Can't Wait to See the Crematorium

The May 22 issue of Forbes magazine carries an article by Patricia Huang entitled "Underwater Undertaking," profiling businessman Gary Levine, who is spending $10 million to construct an underwater cemetery three miles off the coast of Key Biscayne, Florida.

The Atlantis Memorial Reef, described by Huang as an underwater graveyard and scuba attraction, as well as a "Disneyland for the dead," will eventually contain the remains of 80,000 people, we are told, in a pattern covering 15 acres of ocean floor and made up of five concentric circles, based loosely on an account of Atlantis in Plato's dialogue Timaeus.

For those who want to sleep with the fishes.

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