Rusa III

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Rusa III
Urartian language stone, Erebuni museum 6a.jpg
Urartian language stone.Erebuni museum,Yerevan
King of Urartu
Reign629–615 BC or 590 BC
PredecessorErimena or Sarduri III
SuccessorSarduri IV
IssueSarduri IV
FatherErimena
MotherCirane

Rusa III was king of Urartu. He was called "Rusa Erimenahi" ("the son of Erimena"). He may have been the nephew or cousin of Rusa II.[1] Little is known about his reign; his name was inscribed on a massive granary at Armavir and on a series of bronze shields from the temple of Khaldi found at Rusahinili, now held in the British Museum.[2] There is considerable confusion over the identity of Rusa III, when he ruled, and his relationship to other kings or even the actual dates he ruled.[3]

Rusa was the father of Sarduri IV.

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  1. ^ V. Sargsyan."On the Problem of the Succession of the Biainian Kings of the Ararat (Urartu) Kingdom in the Second Half of the 8th-the First Half of the 7th Century B.C." Fundamental Armenology. 2015. http://www.fundamentalarmenology.am/datas/pdfs/178.pdf
  2. ^ Gwendolyn, Who's Who in the Ancient Near East, p. 137
  3. ^ V. Sargsyan. "On the Problem of the Succession of the Biainian Kings of the Ararat (Urartu) Kingdom in the Second Half of the 8th-the First Half of the 7th Century B.C." Fundamental Armenology. 2015. http://www.fundamentalarmenology.am/datas/pdfs/178.pdf