Epigraphic Database Heidelberg

All data of the Open Data Repository by the Epigraphic Database Heidelberg can be reused under the CC BY-SA 4.0 licence.

Basically there are three options: Download of static, periodically updated files (data dumps) or dynamic queries via a public API or query the SPARQL endpoint:


Download Data Dumps

All data of the Epigraphic Database Heidelberg can be downloaded in various formats:

  • EpiDoc XML (inscriptions and metadata)
  • CIDOC CRM XML (photo metadata)
  • BibTeX (bibliography)
  • RDF (inscriptions including prosopography)
  • GeoJSON (geography)

For a complete detailed list of all files and links open the Download page.


Public API

Via the EDH API you have live access to data from the Epigraphic Database Heidelberg, it returns responses in JSON format. You can find a tutorial and description of all parameters here.


SPARQL Endpoint

EDH data is available in RDF format as well; you can find the SPARQL endpoint here.

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