Coordinates: 32°05′34″N 44°47′00″E / 32.09278°N 44.78333°E / 32.09278; 44.78333 (Marad)

Marad (Sumerian: Marda, modern Tell Wannat es-Sadum or Tell as-Sadoum, Iraq) was an ancient Sumerian city. Marad was situated on the west bank of the then western branch of the Upper Euphrates River west of Nippur in modern day Iraq and roughly 50 km southeast of Kish, on the Arahtu River.

The city's ziggurat E-igi-kalama was dedicated to Ninurta the god of earth and the plow, built by one of Naram-Sin's sons, as well as the tutelary deity Lugalmarada (also Lugal-Amarda). The city fell into the bounds of the Akkad after the conquest of Sargon of Akkad.


Marad was established ca. 2700 BC, during the Sumerian Early Dynastic II period.


The site of Marad covers an area of less than 124 hectares (500 acres).

Marad was excavated by a team from Qādisiyyah University in 1990 led by Na'el Hannoon, and in 2005 and 2007 led by Abbas Al-Hussainy. Publication of the last two seasons is in progress.

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Bitchute 20 Oct 2021
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MARAD Provides Funds to Study Natural Carbon Capture in Eelgrass

The Maritime Executive 03 Sep 2021
In one of the more unique research projects related to carbon storage, MARAD has awarded $150 thousand to the Port of San Diego to conduct a study on the bay’s eelgrass as a natural means of capturing and storing CO2 ... “This study and partnership with MARAD is part of ......

MARAD Encourages Marine Transport Adding Programs to AMHP

The Maritime Executive 20 Aug 2021
Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) is expanding America’s Marine Highway Program (AMHP) ... Focusing on the Pacific coast and transport between Washington state and southern California, MARAD designated the M-5 Coastal Connector ... According to MARAD, service providers transporting freight utilize U.S....

Crowley & Stena RoRo to assist United States Maritime Administration (MARAD) in acquiring vessels for their Ready Reserve Force (RRF)

PR Newswire 04 Aug 2021
Maritime Administration (MARAD) ... Stena RoRo will also act as broker within the VAM programme and support Crowley & MARAD with the conclusion of contracts for identified candidate vessels fulfilling the operational requirements set by MARAD ... Crowley and Stena RoRo to assist MARAD in acquiring vessels for their Ready Reserve Force....

MARAD Awards Vessel Acquisition Management Contract to Crowley (Crowley Maritime Corporation)

Public Technologies 28 Jul 2021
) MARAD Awards Vessel Acquisition Management Contract to Crowley ... Maritime Administration (MARAD). Crowley's strategic acquisition and vessel management service will assist MARAD in the enhancement of the Ready Reserve Force (RRF), helping reduce the overall age of the fleet and increase ship reliability....

Gibbs Statement from Hearing on Coast Guard, FMC, and MARAD Budgets Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation (US House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure)

Public Technologies 21 Jul 2021
) Gibbs Statement from Hearing on Coast Guard, FMC, and MARAD Budgets. Washington, D.C., July 21, 2021 . Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446 . comments. f t # e ... The U.S ... I look forward to hearing MARAD's position on whether these funds are needed to help the U.S ... f t # e. Tags ... Related News Gibbs Statement from Hearing on Coast Guard, FMC, and MARAD Budgets....

MARAD Designates Mid Atlantic Maritime Academy as Center of Excellence

Johnson City Press 24 May 2021
Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced the designation of �("MAMA") as one of 27 Centers of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education (CoE) ... MARAD will now embark on working with the Mid Atlantic Maritime Academy and the ......

MARAD to Award $230M in 2021 Port Grants Including Wind Infrastructure

The Maritime Executive 30 Mar 2021
The U.S. Maritime Administration announced that it will begin accepting applications for its annual Port Infrastructure Development Program which provides grant funding for port and intermodal infrastructure-related projects ... U.S ... “Our nation’s ports are a key part of our critical infrastructure ... .......

MARAD Seeks Input on Future of NS Savannah, World’s First Nuclear Ship

The Maritime Executive 05 Feb 2021
Despite being designed like “a fortress,” MARAD faced numerous concerns over the safety of the vessel ... The Savannah’s career began in 1964 when MARAD reassigned her to American Export Isbrandtsen Lines ... MARAD had proposed retiring her as early as 1967, but she was refueled in 1968 and continued operating till 1970 when the U.S....