A multisecular institution: the cross

Academy of inscriptions and farms comes from a small council of humanists, members of the French Academy, which Colbert decided, in February 1663, to meet regularly to receive opinions concerning in particular the Latin inscriptions placed on monuments or the types of medals intended to celebrate the events of the kingdom .

Count 55 academics and 40 foreign collaborators.

It focuses mainly the scientific study of monuments, documents, languages ​​and cultures of the civilizations of antiquity, the Middle Ages and the classical age, as well as orientalism.

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