Roland de Mecquenem
Earthenware cup with metallic lustre and opaque glaze, overglaze painted, 9th century excavated by Roland de Mecquenem in Susa, 1921.
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.   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.  
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. 
References [ edit ]
^ Martinez-Sève, Laurianne (January 6, 2005, Last updated July 20, 2004). "Mecquenem, Roland de". Encyclopaedia Iranica, Online Edition . Retrieved . August 14, 2011
^ Piotr Bienkowski, Alan Ralph Millard, eds. (2000). . p. 73 Dictionary of the Ancient Near East . Retrieved . August 14, 2011
^ Roland de Mecquenem (1877-1957) data.bnf.fr
^ Dictionary of the Ancient Near East by Piotr Bienkowski, Alan Millard
^ Mecquenem, Roland de Encyclopaedia Iranica
^ IDREF.fr bibliography
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