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Rusa IIKing of UrartuReign680-639 BCPredecessorArgishti IISuccessorSarduri IIIFatherArgishti IIRusa 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 alsoAncient Near East portalList of kings of UrartuReferencesJump up ^ 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.