How to build a Knidos Labyrinth with Paving Stones

The preparations for this labyrinth are known. They were object of the previous article with the title: How to build a Knidos Labyrinth with Bark Mulch.

This was as it were the test run or a specimen for the final version.

In the meantime, the meadow had been mowed once again and the bark mulch had disappeared to a great extent. Hence, for the preparation of the construction the lines had to be marked out again. Following the still recommended method the 5 mean points were marked again with iron bars. Beginning from the inside, the limitations of the labyrinth were sprayed on the ground outwardly with white spray paint. A double line was chosen at about 14 cm width. This was the mark for the pits to be dug up with the spade.

Here pictures of the preparation:

The 5 mean points

The 5 mean points

The inner parts

The inner parts

The inner piece of cake

The inner piece of cake

The whole marking

The whole marking

The inner square

The inner square

The complete labyrinth

The complete labyrinth

A total of 10 to 12 people were at work. Digging up the lawn could be done at the same time and at different places. The overrun lawn was taken away, on the way back the concrete paving stones (20 cm long, 10 cm wide) were brought, as well as the grit for the paving.
The laying of the paving stones began with the laying of the foundation stone in the middle of the central cross. Then from here were laid, beginning at the four ends of the cross, the 8 arcs of the labyrinth up to the respective inflection point (which at the same time are also centres). Through that no interpieces or passport pieces were necessary. Also this could already happen during the time of digging.

Here pictures of the construction:

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Everybody has searched his work on its own, the teamwork arose by itself. A praise and a thank-you to all participants.
The labyrinth was ready with the laying of the “keystone” after 5 hours construction time.

Here the result:

Foundation stone

At work

At work

At work

Cap stone

Cap stone

The centre

The centre

The completed labyrinth

The completed labyrinth

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