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As other posts have noted, the main difference in priorities seems to be that where Mesopotamian art seemed to emphasize politics and law the Egyptians cared more about their gods and spirituality. Of course there is much that both cultures had in common, for instance Ziggurats and Pyramids really aren’t that different, as both served to impress everyone and show that their builder were closer to the Gods. Both cultures created statues and images of their rulers, such as the funerary bust of King Tut. Hammurabi’s laws have a certain logic to them. Likewise the Mesopotamian cuneiform records showed secular transactions. While this sort of secular record probably does exist in the field of Egyptology, it isn’t what Ancient Egypt is famous for. The Egyptian system of Gods and Tombs is incredibly sophisticated. Mythology about the afterlife was obviously hugely important to them.