Know yourself by looking back

Historical research enables organizations and individuals to provide the link between where they come from and where they want to go. By reflecting on the past, innovative ideas can be implemented succesfully in the future and sustained effects can be achieved.

Xanadu was the legendary capital of the Mongol Empire, built under Kublai Khan’s rule from 1256. This was the first capital of the largest and most powerful dynasty the world has ever known. It also was the place that Marco Polo visited during his travels along the Silk Road, which he extensively covered in his work ‘Il Millione’.

In addition, Xanadu is the name that was given to a visible area at Titan, the largest moon of the planet Saturn. A remarkable discovery at a remarkable place: Titan is the only moon in our solar system hosting a thick atmosphere, and has a surface made out of ice and methane gas. In theory, it is possible that Titan once hosted life, that it hosts life at this moment, or that it could host life again in the future. Xanadu is a starting point for future, possibly groundbreaking discoveries.

Let’s get on with that.