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Are You in the Market for an Ancient Turkish City? There’s One For Sale.

A Turkish real estate agency has put up a property listing for a $9.6 million ancient city.

Bargylia. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Finally, the gift you can buy for the guy who has everything: his very own ancient Turkish city. A Turkish real estate agency has just listed a 5th century Aegean town for sale at the completely affordable price of $9.6 million. The city comes with a pretty gnarly Greek origin myth: it’s named Bargylia after the Greek figure Bargylos, who was killed after being kicked by Pegasus, the ancient winged stallion.

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GOOD Design Daily: How You Can Save New York's Neon Signs

Kirsten Hively is documenting all the neon signs in New York. But she's also trying to make sure the businesses that own them can keep the lights on.


There is perhaps no piece of urban infrastructure more endangered than the neon sign. Blame its fading glory on our quest for energy efficiency, its expensive (and highly toxic) materials, and the fact that it's a fading art form with aging masters. But one woman is doing her best to save them, by not only documenting the signs themselves, but patronizing and publicizing the businesses within.

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