Theophile Obenga on the 1974 Cairo Colloquium (Part 2)
In 2012, in Kinshasa, egyptologist, historian, linguist and philosopher Professor Theophile Obenga comments the Cairo colloquium of 1974 he participated in with Cheikh Anta DIOP.
In the 50s and 60s, scientific production from African researchers on the origins of peopling and civilization in Ancient Egypt triggers a controversy in the international scientific community.
The UNESCO decides to organize in Cairo from January 28th to February 3rd 1974, an international colloquium on "the peopling of Ancient Egypt and the deciphering of meroitic writing." 20 specialists and 5 observers from Europe, America and Africa, as well as 2 UNESCO representatives, were invited to the work.