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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Marine Design and Operations Awarded MARAD IDIQ Contract

The Maritime Executive 21 May 2024
Maritime Administration (MARAD). MDO also holds an IDIQ contract with Ocean Shipholdings (OSI) for MSC’s TAGS class vessels ... .......
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MARAD: Live Broadcast of 2024 National Maritime Day Ceremony

The Maritime Executive 18 May 2024
On Wednesday, May 22, 2024, the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Maritime Administration (MARAD) will observe National Maritime Day in a ceremony that honors the men and women of the U.S ... MARAD is pleased to ......
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