...and in particular, note a jaw-dropping news item that I had no idea had transpired until I read it on John's blog first: archaeologists have found the palace of Genghis Khan, and they believe that his long-lost tomb may be nearby.
Genghis Khan's grave site is one of archaeology's enduring mysteries. According to legend, in order to keep it secret, his huge burial party killed anyone who saw them en route to it; then servants and soldiers who attended the funeral were massacred.
Here is the foundation of the recently-unearthed palace:
I can't help but look at this and wonder just where the "stately pleasure dome" might have stood.