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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MARAD Will Grant Nearly $20 Million to Small Shipyards in 2023

The Maritime Executive 20 Jan 2023
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) has opened the application period for its annual Small Shipyard Grant Program ... According to the program details posted on the MARAD website, a total of $20.8 million is currently available for Small Shipyard Grants ... A full list of all the grants is online at Marad....

Environmentalists petition for review of US approval of Texas deepwater oil port

Jurist 20 Jan 2023
A group of environmental activist groups Thursday filed in the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit for the review of the US Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) decision to license the Sea Port Oil Terminal located off the coast of Texas ... MARAD originally licensed the Sea Port Oil Terminal in November 22, 2022....

MARAD Announces Nearly $20 Million in Funding Available for Small Shipyard Grants (US Department of Transportation)

Public Technologies 19 Jan 2023
Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced the availability of nearly $20 million in Federal Fiscal Year 2023 funding to help modernize small U.S ... MARAD's Small Shipyard Grant Program has awarded 323 grants totaling approximately $282 million since the program was first funded in 2008....

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CBS News 17 Jan 2023
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Denver Post 17 Jan 2023
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Fox31 Denver 16 Jan 2023
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