Located at the Department of
Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations


About Us

The Canadian Centre for Epigraphic Documents (CCED) was founded in order to archive, catalogue, and digitize epigraphic materials. The digitized images are to be placed online, allowing scholars easy access to these documents.

The Canadian Centre for Epigraphic Documents (CCED) is a non-profit organization staffed entirely by volunteer information professionals and graduate students in Information Studies.

Our goal is to become a repository for world inscriptions.

The CCED would be pleased to consider accepting additional collections to add to our online library. Those wishing to donate/make available an epigraphic collection to the Canadian Centre for Epigraphic Documents should contact the CCED before submitting any material.

Many epigraphic texts are in danger of being lost through environment, negligence, or willful destruction. The CCED regularly works with collections that contain only extant copies of deteriorated or now missing inscriptions. To enable us to continue our work conserving and placing rare and endangered documents online, please consider donating to the CCED.

Help us to protect our world heritage in texts.

AD.04.03 – St. George and the Dragon
Syriac Orthodox Church of Mōr Gīworgīs
Qaraqōš. Nineveh, Iraq
Syriac, Garshuni, and Arabic
1866
Destroyed 2006

Donations can be made to:

Canadian Centre for Epigraphic Documents

Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations
University of Toronto
4 Bancroft Avenue, Room 314
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1C1
 

Consultations for conserving, cataloguing, and digitizing public and private collections are available.
Prices would vary in accordance with the size and complexity of the project.