Like their Egyptian Neighbors, the Mesopotamians created great
                            pyramids. Unlike the pyramus of Egypt, however, Mesopotamian
                            Ziggurats rose upward in a series of steps.  Historians guess that the
                            Ziggurats of the Mesopotamians, although they shared the pyramids'
                            religious purpose, were temples for the living rather than tombs for
                            the dead.  It is believed that different ceremonies would take place
                            on each step, and that a final sacrifice or ritual would be held in a
                            temple at the peak.
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