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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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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Court hears MARAD case to dismiss port lawsuit

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 08 Mar 2020
Overall, MARAD accepted $306.4 million of federal, state and local money for the construction project and spent $302 million of that on the work, according to court filings ... ....
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Port of Morrow nabs $1.6 million MARAD grant for breakbulk terminal

Journal of Commerce 29 Jan 2020
Photo credit. Shutterstock.com."][/caption]Oregon’s Port of Morrow has received a $1.6 million grant... ....
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Students In Park Hill Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. With Pint-Sized ‘Marade’

CBS News 21 Jan 2020
on Tuesday morning. The kindergarten and first grade classes marched in their own Marade after Monday’s city-wide celebration of MLK Jr. (credit. CBS) ... (credit. CBS) ... (credit. CBS) ... (credit. CBS) ... (credit. CBS) ... Day with the 35th annual Marade ... .......
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Thousands join Denver's 35th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Marade (PHOTOS)

Colorado Politics 21 Jan 2020
The so-called Marade — a combination of a march for civil rights and parade celebrating King’s life — was held by the MLK Colorado Holiday Commission and drew tens of thousands to City Park on Monday morning ... Leading the marade arm-in-arm were former governor and current U.S....
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Denver's 35th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Marade hits City Park (PHOTOS)

Colorado Politics 21 Jan 2020
The so-called Marade — a combination of a march for civil rights and parade celebrating King’s life — was held by the MLK Colorado Holiday Commission and drew tens of thousands to City Park on Monday morning ... Leading the marade arm-in-arm were former governor and current U.S....
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Remembering MLK: Thousands march in Denver’s 35th Annual Marade

Denver Post 21 Jan 2020
Marade on Monday ... Marade ... Sunny day for Marade and above average temps all week Denver’s 35th annual Marade will feature man who guarded Martin Luther King Jr.’s body after assassination Denver weather ... The Marade proceeded to Civic Center, where a concluding program featured several people singing, dancing and giving speeches ... ....
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Watch live: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Marade returns to Denver

9news 20 Jan 2020
The marade (a combo of march and parade) travels three miles from City Park to Civic Center Park ... ....
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Marade returns to Denver

9news 20 Jan 2020
The marade (a combo of march and parade) traveled three miles from City Park to Civic Center Park ... ....
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