Sarduri II

Sarduri II (ruled: 764–735 BC) was a King of Urartu, succeeding his father Argishti I to the throne. The Urartian Kingdom was at its peak during his reign, campaigning successfully against several neighbouring powers, including Assyria.

Sarduri II
King of Urartu
Reign764–735 BC
PredecessorArgishti I
SuccessorRusa I
IssueRusa I
FatherArgishti I
Detail from quiver ascribed to Sarduri II

Sardur II was so confident in his power that he erected a massive wall at Tushpa (modern-day Van) with the following inscription:

"the magnificent king, the mighty king, king of the universe, king of the land of Nairi, a king having none equal to him, a shepherd to be wondered at, fearing no battle, a king who humbled those who would not submit to his authority."

He was succeeded by his son, Rusa I.

See alsoEdit


  • M. Chahin (2001) "The Kingdom of Armenia", ISBN 0-7007-1452-9, Chapter 8: ""Sarduri II (753-735 BC): The Golden Age of Vannic power