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Allie Eby

Hi Laura! Your post got me thinking about the shape of the Mesopotamian ziggurats vs. the shape of Egyptian pyramids. I hadn’t previously considered quite so much that pyramids were primarily created for the dead, while ziggurats were meant to connect the gods to the still-living. This really drives home my own thoughts that Egyptian culture was primarily fixated on death and afterlife, whereas Mesopotamian culture was much more focused on the relationship of religion to its living citizens.