The Epigraphic Database Heidelberg contains the texts of Latin and bilingual (i.e. Latin-Greek) inscriptions of the Roman Empire. The epigraphic monuments were collected and kept up to date on the basis of modern research. With the help of search functions specific queries can be carried out - e.g. a search for words in inscriptions and / or particular descriptive data. The search results are often displayed together with photos and drawings. Another focus lies on showing the exact find spots of inscriptions.

The Epigraphic Database Heidelberg was a project of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities during the years 1993 - 2021.


Work Status

The geographic focus was provided by the provinces of the Roman Empire. The total number of records has risen continuously, an overview of fully completed provinces and provinces with provisional work status can be found in the map:

Last Updates

Inscription Database (7. Dez. 2021; 81.883 records)

Photographic Database (8. Dez. 2021; 43.093 records)

Bibliographic Database (1. Dez. 2021; 16.727 records)

Geographic Database (10. Dez. 2021; 30.753 records)

Open Data Repository

You can resuse data from all four constituent databases in various ways: via Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and Downloads; all data of the Open Data Repository of the Epigraphic Database Heidelberg can be reused under the CC BY-SA 4.0 licence.