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## How to Build a Troy Town

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How could the Troy Towns in the Scandinavian countries have been built ?

The oldest and most of walkable labyrinths throughout the world are found there. And nearly all are made of field stones in all sizes. So it can be assumed that the homeland of the labyrinths lies there.

In the meantime we know how to draw a classical 7-circuit labyrinth. Building one can be proceeded in the same way. One puts the basic pattern, that is arranged in a square, and goes on in curves. Instead of using stones one can make it with sawdust or bark mulch or logs or any other objects.

The best way is to begin inside and then going outwards. You can do it alone or together with others. Then you must agree on what to do and how to connect the lines.

If you want to make a permanent labyrinth, you should think about the overall size, the width of the path, the alignment and the exact position.

The example shown here is a labyrinth with 11 circuits, thus 4 more than usual. The 4 more results simply from the fact that in the 4 quadrants of the square still one further angle is inserted.
And you may guess it: Adding still 4 angles more results in a labyrinth with 15 circuits, and so on.

Thus the Swedish Troy Towns, that I could explore last year, could have been developed.

The seed pattern

The first arch (=the center)

Four arches

Five arches

Nine arches

Ten arches

Eleven arches

Twelve arches (=11 circuits)

One must simply connect the last free stone on the one side (left of the center) with the last free stone on the other side (right of the center) in a curve parallel to the preceding one.

Here a small 7-paths labyrinth, put 2007 at the beach of Folhammar (Gotland, Sweden) by Lisa.

Stone labyrinth (8 walls, 7 circuits)

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