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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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....

MARAD made errors in solicitation for reserve fleet, procurement attorney says

Federal News Radio 03 Feb 2021
But when MARAD sought a vendor to buy, staff and maintain ships for its ready reserve fleet, it made a number of errors in its solicitation ... MARAD quietly supports military readiness, economic ......

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....

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....

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....

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 ... ....

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....

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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