A-Z Challenge: X is for Xanadu

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

I have to admit I had a bit of trouble with X. Until I discovered Xanadu.

Xanadu, or Shangdu, isn’t actually in Jerusalem. It’s not even anywhere near Jerusalem. It’s in Inner Mongolia, China.

But… there’s a link. Marco Polo, the Venetian explorer (or should that be x-plorer?) is alleged to have made a journey from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem to Xanadu.

So what?

Good question. I don’t have an answer. I suppose in the 13th century it would have been a fairly difficult journey.

Anyway, it gives me an X word and an opportunity to post a couple of pictures of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

By Miriam Drori

Author, editor, attempter of this thing called life. Social anxiety warrior. Cultivating a Fuji, edition 3, a poignant, humorous and uplifting tale, published with Ocelot Press, January 2023.

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