Rusa II

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Rusa II
King of Urartu
Reign680–639 BC
PredecessorArgishti II
SuccessorSarduri III
FatherArgishti II
A cuneiform inscription of the Urartian king Rusa II commemorating the building of a canal.

Rusa II was king of Urartu between around 680 BC and 639 BC. It was during his reign that the massive fortress complex, Karmir-Blur, was constructed.[1]

Rusa II was known to Esarhaddon, king of Assyria, as Yaya or Iaya.

A cuneiform inscription has been found commemorating the king building a canal to channel water to the city of Quarlini from the Ildaruni (Hrazdan River).

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  1. ^ Ian Lindsay and Adam T. Smith, A History of Archaeology in the Republic of Armenia, Journal of Field Archaeology, Vol. 31, No. 2, Summer, 2006:173.