An Urartian Ozymandias

Paul Zimansky Make room on the roster of great builders of the Iron Age Near East--from Solomon to Sargon--for a forgotten potentate who ruled an Urartian kingdom in the highland region around Lakes Van and Urmia. Though he inspired no legends and left a meager impression on the written record, Rusa II, the last great king of Urartu, may have been the Iron Age's most energetic instigator of building projects. From Near Eastern Archaeology [Archaeology] [Discoveries] [News] [Biblical]

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