> And a few millennium from now, assuming at least
> part of both structures are still standing, after
> the wood, metal, glass, and other loose items have
> been pilfered by the locals, when all that remains
> is the stone foundation (and possibly remnants of
> a wall here and there) of each structure, on what
> basis would the archaeologist of the future make
> any functional distinction between them, and on
> what basis would they even attempt a
> reconstruction back to the "original"?
Religious facility or military installation or something else or both?
I'm basing my questions on my knowledge of the historical record of large stone European buildings.
Without that knowledge I would have no clue as to what I'm looking at.