Marad

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.

History

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

Archaeology

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 $19.6 Million to Improve America's Small Shipyards

The Maritime Executive 25 Jan 2021
U.S.-Flag commercial vessels—built and maintained right here in the U.S.—carry not only military equipment and supplies, but many carry commercial goods in both contiguous and non-contiguous trade,” said Doug Burnett, who is the MARAD Chief Counsel ... MARAD intends to award grants by April 26, 2021....
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MARAD Gives the Green Light for Third and Fourth New Training Ships

The Maritime Executive 19 Jan 2021
Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration (MARAD) gave the green light for the next two hulls in the National Security Multi-Mission Vessel (NSMV) training ship series ... MARAD has already authorized the construction of the first two NSMVs, which are destined for SUNY Maritime College and Massachusetts Maritime Academy....
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A teaching moment at Denver’s Martin Luther King Jr. statue as Marade goes virtual

The Tribune Greeley 19 Jan 2021
They were fresh from a Monday morning church service. “I’m old school. We dress up for church and we love to twin,” said Deborah Price with a smile in her eyes. Price and her granddaughter Davian Hudley, 9, arrived at Denver’s Martin Luther King Jr ... Hudley asked while pointing to the work, “What is this?” ... Day Marade taking place virtually in 2021....
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Denver’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Marade taking place virtually in 2021

Denver Post 18 Jan 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed one of the largest Dr ... The famous passing of the torch and laying of the wreath that makes up the Marade will also be taking place online ... ....
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Marade Goes Virtual During Coronavirus Pandemic

CBS Sports 18 Jan 2021
You can still be a part of the Marade, it’s just a virtual one this year,” said Howard ... Howard says a deadly virus wouldn’t have been the only danger to this year’s Marade ... “We’ve had folks talk about how the Marade would be a ‘good place to make their voice heard’ and things of that sort....
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What To Do This Weekend: Virtual Marade, National Western Stock Show Events, In-Person Art Tour

CBS News 15 Jan 2021
There is plenty to do around town this weekend, starting with a decades-old tradition that has moved online this year. The National Western Stock Show has gone virtual due to the pandemic. (credit ...Marade’ every year through Denver’s streets, this year’s events are going virtual ... .......
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Hotel Marad

ZDNet 15 Jun 2020
Hotel Marad made up of two elegant buildings -the main structure, completely renowed with modern design; the Dpendance in Mediterranean... ....
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Lawsuit against MARAD over Anchorage port project may proceed

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 29 May 2020
A federal judge denied the U.S. Maritime Administration's motion for judgment in Anchorage's lawsuit against the agency over more than $300 million in failed construction at the city's port done more than a decade ago ... ....
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VT Halter Marine awarded MARAD small shipyard grant

Mississippi Business Journal 28 Apr 2020
Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) ... “We appreciate MARAD for its continued support of VT Halter Marine and our employees,” said Ron Baczkowski, President and CEO ... According to MARAD, the economic footprint of American shipyards is nearly 400,000 jobs, $25 billion of labor income and $37 billion in gross domestic product....
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Colonna's Shipyard, Inc. Receives U.S. Dept. of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD) Grant

PR Newswire 23 Apr 2020
Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration (MARAD) Small Shipyard Grant Program ... We applaud MARAD for their ongoing support of the important work being done by America's shipyards, especially now," said Colonna's President & CEO, Tom Godfrey. Marad's Small ......
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Chairman Courtney Statement on MARAD Contracting Award for New National Security Multi-Mission Vessel Ships

Public Technologies 09 Apr 2020
Maritime Administration (MARAD) about the shortage of officers needed to support domestic sealift capabilities. In 2016, Courtney worked to provide the first ever authorization for MARAD to start work on the new National Security Multi-Mission Vessel ships, which would serve as a ......
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