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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Reed Helps Blount Boats Land $938K Federal Grant from MARAD for New Shipbuilding Equipment (Jack Reed)

Public Technologies 29 Jul 2022
) July 29, 2022 Reed Helps Blount Boats Land $938K Federal Grant from MARAD for New Shipbuilding Equipment ... Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration's (MARAD) Small Shipyard Grant Program ... The new equipment awarded on the 2022 MARAD Grant will definitely increase ......
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MARAD Awards $20M in Grants to Small Shipyards for Modernization

The Maritime Executive 22 Jul 2022
Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration has selected the 2022 recipients for MARAD’s annual Small Shipyard Grant Program designed to support smaller American shipyards. Once again this year MARAD is ... A full list of all the grants is online at Marad....

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