Most large metropolitan cemeteries sport a pyramid or two. A number of cemeteries also have a variation of the type of pyramid found at the Brunswig mausoleum. The design of the Brunswig mausoleum has been attributed to a tomb in the Cimitero Monumentale in Milan, Italy. These pyramids are usually found with smooth granite sides, a sphinx and some sort of human figure At the Brunswig mausoleum, the human figure is a female with a libation urn at her side. Since Egyptian architecture is pagan in origin, most mausoleum designers added Christian symbol to appease those who felt cemeteries should be a place to celebrate more traditional religious values and not pagan deities. Lucien Brunswig, who is spending all eternity in the style of the Pharaohs, was the head of a large wholesale drug firm.
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