The life of Jacques de Morgan
A leading figure in the history of archaeology at the end of the 19th century, Jacques de Morgan was an explorer, archaeologist, and engineer trained at the Ecole des Mines. Discover his journey through the continents and across scientific disciplines.
Jacques de Morgan and the Caucasus
The work of Jacques de Morgan in the Caucasus furthers our understanding of the region, from the Bronze Age to the Armenian genocide. It also reveals his contribution to the development of archaeology as a science and a movement.
In the footsteps of Jacques de Morgan
This map shows the different stages in the life and work of Jacques de Morgan. Spanning three continents, it includes archaeological excavations, administrative missions, and the museums where his collections are conserved.
Media & Resources
Portrait of Jacques de Morgan
This photograph of Jacques de Morgan was taken in Cairo in 1891, shortly before his appointment as head of the Service des antiquités égyptiennes.
© Abdullah frères.
Jacques de Morgan's camp in Perak
This watercolour gives a glimpse of Jacques de Morgan's camp. We see two spaces arranged with a plant cover, a fire, and various everyday objects: a cooking vessel, a hat, and a satchel.
© Andrée Jaunay.
Ceramics from Susa
This ensemble offers a glimpse of ceramic production at Susa in the 4th millennium BCE. The body is light and fine, and decorated with geometric motifs painted in a dark colour. The shapes - cups, and conical or globular vases - are fairly diverse. This group was donated by Morgan to the Musée d'Archéologie nationale.
© MAN / Jean-Gilles Berizzi