Rusa IV

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Rusa IV
King of Urartu
Reign 590-585 BC
Predecessor Sarduri IV
Died 585 BC
Father Rusa III
Royal tablet bearing the name of Rusa IV

Rusa IV (died 585 BC) was king of Urartu from 590 BC to 585 BC. Rusa IV was the son and a successor of Rusa III, and the successor of Sarduri IV. His name is mentioned on a number of clay tablets found at Karmir Blur (near Yerevan, Armenia), including tablets bearing his own royal inscriptions. However, almost nothing is known about his reign. He is possibly the Hrachya (Armenian: Հրաչյա) mentioned by the Armenian historian Moses of Khorene.

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  • Գ. Ղափանցյան, Ուրարտուի պատմությունը, Yerevan, 1940, pp. 143–152 (in Armenian)
  • Пиотровский Б. Б., Ванское царство (Урарту), Moscow, 1959 (in Russian)
  • Арутюнян Н. В., Биайнили (Урарту), Published by Academy of Sciences of Armenian SSR, Yerevan, 1970 (in Russian).
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  • Дьяконов И. М., Последние годы Урартского государства по ассиро-вавилонским источникам // Вестник Древней Истории, No 2, 1951 (in Russian)