Originally posted by Neb-Ma'at-Re
" No buildings survive in Thebes older than the portions of the Karnak temple complex, which may date from the Middle Kingdom, but the lower part of a statue of King Niuserre of the 5th Dynasty has been found in Karnak. Another statue which was dedicated by King Senwosret of the 12 dynasty may have been usurped and re-used by him, since the statue bears a cartouche of Niuserre on its belt. Since seven rulers of the 4th to 6th Dynasties appear on the Karnak king list, perhaps at the least there was a temple in the Theban area which dated to the Old Kingdom .( source )
4-th Dynasty? That's good enough for me. I just habe aline in my book that staes that kings have been building here for...........so and so..........number of years and I needed a rough idea. I knew Senwosret had built in the area but I didn't have a lot of details.