From the Rectangular to the Square Classical Labyrinth

The classical labyrinth always was depicted in rectangular shape, just in the oldest representations on coins and engravings.

The classical labyrinth in rectangular shape with small centre

The classical labyrinth in rectangular shape with small centre

Again one recognises very well the basic pattern in a rectangular form. The path sequence also is typical.

The classical labyrinth in rectangular shape with large centre

The classical labyrinth in rectangular shape with large centre

The centre should be bigger than only a path width. Because the square basic pattern was maintained, the centre becomes an irregular, rectangular polygon.
How does one get, however, a completely square labyrinth?
This is only possible if one gives up the basic pattern and makes the centre, e.g., with the 5-fold path width.
Then the labyrinth looks like this:

The classical labyrinth in square shape with large centre

The classical labyrinth in square shape with large centre

The path sequence is preserved, the form has changed. But it remains a classical labyrinth.

Who would like to build one, is invited to see, print, store or copy the layout drawing as PDF file.

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