Epigraphic Database of Roman Inscriptions (EDH)

The Epigraphic Database Heidelberg contains texts and metadata of Latin and bilingual (mainly Latin-Greek) inscriptions of the Roman Empire. It was a research project of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities from 1993 to 2021. Since 2022, the data has been available for re-use via the Heidelberg University Library / Propylaeum.

The epigraphic evidence was recorded and updated until 2021 on the basis of current research results. With the help of the search functions provided here, targeted queries - for example, for specific words in inscription texts and/or specific metadata - can still be carried out. The search results are often presented together with photos or drawings and are linked to the most precise site data possible.

The geographical focus is on the provinces of the Roman Empire. The inventory has been continuously expanded province by province (see overview of completed and provisionally processed provinces).

The data collected in the four sub-databases (text, photo, bibliography, geography databases) can be reused in different formats in various ways: Several interfaces (APIs) and downloads are available for this purpose; all data in the Heidelberg Epigraphic Database Open Data Repository are available for reuse under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.


Epigraphic Text Database

Epigraphic Photo Database

Epigraphic Bibliography Database

Epigraphic Geography Database