admission that he wants to be fossilised
after shuffling off this mortal coil reminded me of a question I had.
When Mrs. Piper and I were in Ireland a few years ago, we saw a few barrows that had been used for burial chambers eons ago. The construction looked like a stone beehive, with a chamber large enough for a body or two, and then the beehive had been covered up with soil, so it looked like a large mound, 10 or 15 feet high, incidentally covering up the entrance in the side of the barrow.
Supposing I wanted to be buried in a barrow. How much would it cost to make one nowadays? (Setting aside cost of land, which can vary tremendously). I'm just thinking of design costs, parts and labour. Doesn't have to be technologically identical to an ancient Irish barrow, just look like one once I'm snug inside. So would it be possible to use concrete slabs instead of stone slabs, for example?