The Cuneiform Inscription of Rusa II

The Cuneiform Inscription of Rusa II, King of the Kingdom of Van

King Rusa II’s cuneiform inscription on a basalt obelisk relates to the construction of a water channel from the Hrazdan (Ildaruni) River, as well as sacrifices to the gods due to this event. Rusa II (680 – 640 BC), a king of the Kingdom of Van, received a large country devastated by past conflicts. He …

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