Tyre in Lebanon is a Unesco World Heritage site, built by the Phoenicians whose city of Carthage rivaled Rome. Civil wars in the 70s and 80s caused damage and neglect, though the raffle of a Picasso drawing, valued at €1 million, raised funds to preserve the site. Raffle tickets were sold for €100, and the lucky winner is Jeffrey Gonano.
In other news, check out crazy Christmas displays in New York, and Vine offers vanity URLs. See the headlines after the jump.
• What the €100 Picasso raffle teaches us about endangered art all over the world | The Guardian
• The Making of NYC's Most Ambitious Christmas Houses | Curbed
• Vine Users Can Now Have Their Own Vanity URLs | Fast Company
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