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Sugunia was a city mentioned by the Assyrian king Shalmaneser III.[1]

The Monolith Inscription of Salmaneser II:

To the city of Sugunia, the stronghold of Aram[2] of the land of Ararat, I advanced the city, I besieged, I took. Many of their warriors I slew.[3]


  1. ^ The Origins of the Urartians in the Light of the Van/Karagündüz Excavations, by Veli Sevin, p.159
  2. ^ an Urartu leader; the name is possibly a compound with the Armenian god Ara (Cambridge Ancient History, vol 3, part 1, p. 334-335)
  3. ^ The Monolith Inscription of Salmaneser II, by James A. Craig, p.207