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.
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.