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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‘Envelopes’ made of clay have been unearthed in the ancient Mesopotamian city of Marad during the University of Pisa’s archaeological mission in Iraq

Public Technologies 25 Nov 2019
The 50 hectare site, east of Najaf, on a branch of the Euphrates river, was identified as being Marad, an ancient city of southern Mesopotamia, whose history can be traced over a long period of time from the protodynastic period (3rd millennium BC) to the Neo-Babylonian Empire (1st millennium BC) ... Attachments Original document Permalink. Disclaimer....

Watch: Akshara Singh gets into the festive mode by lip-syncing to the Chhath song 'Chhath Mein Aaja Marad Mahan'

The Times of India 29 Oct 2019
Catching on to the festive mode, Bhojpuri actress Akshara Singh also shared a video where she lip-syncing to the Chhath song 'Chhath Mein Aaja Marad Mahan'. View this post on Instagram ... ....

US terminal lobby taps MARAD administrator as new head

Journal of Commerce 23 Sep 2019
[caption caption="The main lobbying and public relations association that represents marine terminal operators in the public arena has picked a new head to guide it through issues such as infrastructure, vessel size, demurrage, and cybersecurity. Photo credit. Hugh R ... ....

'Sher Singh': Makers reveal romantic audio song of Pawan and Aamrapali's 'Mere Marad Mahadevji'

The Times of India 19 Sep 2019
The makers of ‘Sher Singh’ have released the audio of their romantic number 'Mere Marad Mahadevji' and fans are eager to see the song’s video now! ......

Marad’s port automation query draws tepid response

Journal of Commerce 03 Sep 2019
[caption caption="Marad indicated it is interested in broadly researching automation as it applies to vehicles, trains, vessels, infrastructure, and equipment as ports are nodes where freight industries intersect. Photo credit ... ....

Deepwater Texas Oil Port Developer Seeks MARAD License

Rigzone 03 Jun 2019
Sentinel Midstream seeks to construct and operate an oil export facility off the coast of Freeport, Texas ... ....

Threat levels high in the Persian Gulf but why?

The Tribune Papers 15 May 2019
by WorldTribune Staff, May 15, 2019 In the latest of a series of U.S. announcements over the past week, the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad said the State Department on May 15 ordered all “nonemergency” government employees to leave Iraq amid growing tensions with Iran ... ....

MARAD quietly supports military readiness, economic development

Federal News Radio 08 May 2019
The Maritime Administration, known as MARAD, doesn’t always get the most publicity ... MARAD director Admiral Mark Buzby spoke with Federal Drive with Tom Temin about his hopes for a new ship next year and more at the 2019 ......

'Marad Abhi Baccha Ba' featuring Khesari Lal Yadav and Amrapali Dubey makes rounds on the internet

The Times of India 06 Mar 2019
Well-known Bhojpuri singer-actor Khesari Lal Yadav and Amrapali Dubey's throwback item song 'Marad Abhi Baccha Ba' has been doing the rounds on the internet....

Texas COLT submits application to MARAD

Hydrocarbon Engineering 07 Feb 2019
Today's submittal with MARAD begins the application process for Texas COLT, which is planned to be in-service by 2022....

Texas COLT Submits Application with MARAD for Deepwater Port Project

Canada Newswire 31 Jan 2019
HOUSTON, /CNW/ - Texas COLT, a proposed joint venture among Enbridge Inc. (NYSE. ENB) (TSX ... (NYSE ... Maritime Administration (MARAD) to construct and operate a deepwater crude oil export port located off the coast of Freeport, TX ... Today's submittal with MARAD begins the application process for Texas COLT which is planned to be in-service by 2022 ... (NYSE ... ....

Marade Marshals Highlight Meaning Of Service On MLK Jr. Holiday

CBS News 22 Jan 2019
Colorado Holiday Commission says they put on the largest MLK Day Marade in the country ... Denver police plays a large role in maintaining the Marade’s safety, but with so many people marching, more security is always appreciated ... Every Saturday before the Marade, a group of volunteer marshals undergo hands-on training developed by the U.S....