Saksaywaman, sits on the north hills of Cuzco in Peru. It has been there for about a thousand years. It has evidence that it was used as a storage facility, a water reserve, and a citadel for the Cusco town.
The way this site was put together has been researched, carbon-dated, acid-bathed, poked, prodded, RADARed and prayed on. It seems conditional to grab one thought without looking at all the other options as well when trying to determine the cause of why this site was built. The sad part is that over time, destructors of the sites have altered the course of our understanding of it. There have been isolated destructors driven on greed and there have been systematic destructors driven by eradication of evidence of any other kind of belief other than their own.
Conquistadors; every land has their own version of them.
Saksayhuaman has had its walls torn apart and repurposed into churches on the main square. The parts that are left are too much to carry, or too big to demolish. These are the parts that we were meant to see at this time in history.
Sufism also has similar history. Some folks believe it to be a peaceful sect of Islam. It has not always been that way. It has been denounced as a revisionist version of Islam and therefore not worthy to be looked at by True Believers; and even to be hated and actively resisted and deconstructed by other more Orthodox Believers. Belief has adapted as minds progressed and evolved over time. The orthodox say the word has been spoken and is has been said with such authority that it will be applied throughout time no matter what; we just need to think harder on how to apply it. Some say that the word needs to be torn apart and repurposed to aid the current times and current modes of thinking.
Both are happening right now. Some people regret that current times are pushing over the old monuments in they fear that new is bulldozing the old. But just as at Saqsayhuaman, and with the orthodox beliefs, the ones that can’t be moved won’t move until you’ve learned their lesson, unchangeably and for good