Roland de Mecquenem (archaeologist)

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Roland de Mecquenem
Earthenware cup with metallic lustre and opaque glaze, overglaze painted, 9th century excavated by Roland de Mecquenem in Susa, 1921.
Earthenware cup with metallic lustre and opaque glaze, overglaze painted, 9th century excavated by Roland de Mecquenem in Susa, 1921.
Born 1877
Orléans
Died 1957
Nationality French
Occupation archaeologist
Known for Discovering first known envelope

Roland de Mecquenem (20 August 1877 – 1957) was a French archaeologist who took part in the excavations of Susa in Iran.[1][2][3] He was a graduate of the École des Mines.

From 1913 to 1946 he was the director of excavations of the Mission Archéologique de Susiane at Susa. In 1935 he discovered the ancient Elamite complex at Chogha Zanbil. In Persia he excavated numerous artifacts, many of which, were sent to the Louvre in Paris.[4][5]

Selected works[edit]

  • Céramique peinte de Suze et petits monuments de l'époque archaïque (with Edmond Pottier). 1912.
  • Mission en Susiane (with Jean-Vincent Scheil) 1935.
  • Archéologie susienne, 1943-47.
  • Recherches à Tchogha Zembil, 1953.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martinez-Sève, Laurianne (January 6, 2005, Last updated July 20, 2004). "Mecquenem, Roland de". Encyclopaedia Iranica, Online Edition. Retrieved August 14, 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ Piotr Bienkowski, Alan Ralph Millard, eds. (2000). Dictionary of the Ancient Near East. p. 73. Retrieved August 14, 2011. 
  3. ^ Roland de Mecquenem (1877-1957) data.bnf.fr
  4. ^ Dictionary of the Ancient Near East by Piotr Bienkowski, Alan Millard
  5. ^ Mecquenem, Roland de Encyclopaedia Iranica
  6. ^ IDREF.fr bibliography

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