People > Rusa II
King of Urartu
Reign 680-639 BC
Predecessor Argishti II
Successor Sarduri III
Father Argishti II
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.
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).
See also Ancient Near East portal
List of kings of Urartu
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