King Al-Aziz Uthman ibn Salah al-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub, who reigned after his father, was pushed by ignorant people of his court to destroy the pyramids.
But what was the original motive to destroy them? Fear? Hate? Despondence? Building materials?
There are several accounts about the ancients wanting to destroy everything, but what is the basis for it other than a reference to people resenting being brutally treated as slaves by the pharaoh. Obviously, erasing certain figures in wall paintings or smashing the faces of statues is not motivated by the need for construction blocks. It appears to be a hate motive.
And yet we also hear the exact opposite that anyone who participated in the majori construction projects did so passionately as they bathed in the glory of being chosen to build for their Pharaoh and being granted a ticket to the afterlife.
How does the historic record (or physical evidence) reconcile this contradiction?
How can any of us ever know, when all we can do is think?