Dolen in dit doolhof: The Labyrinth of Mallem at Eibergen (NL)

The Dutch Maze and Labyrinth Symposium 2011 was in Eibergen, not far away from the labyrinth built in 2003 by the Scottish land artist Jim Buchanan. He used the square labyrinth design known from a Cretan coin, dated 430 – 350 B.C.

Classical square labyrinth with 3 circuits

Classical square labyrinth with 3 circuits

The artwork is at the place of the former castle of Mallem from which only the moat remained. In these historical surroundings Jim Buchanan has created the labyrinth by commission of the Rouffaer-van Heek Foundation as earthwork. The plateau covers 35 x 35 m with three right-angled circuits leading to a small circular tower in the centre. The rotunda is half in the earth, but open to the sky. The earth walls are about 1.50 m high, the pathways length amounts to 270 m.

Jim Buchanan was one of the expert speakers at the symposium. At the end of the first day there was a walk to the labyrinth with a special event. He had transformed the small rotunda into a camera obscura.

Here some impressions from the event:

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One can perceive the labyrinth very good in Google Earth:

3 thoughts on “Dolen in dit doolhof: The Labyrinth of Mallem at Eibergen (NL)

  1. Pingback: The Classical 3 Circuit Labyrinth Type Knossos « blogmymaze

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  3. Thanks for the info on Mallum Erwin. Some of it was new to me.
    Wonderful pictures of us all ! Especially the one of Kim and Jeff.
    What a glorious day we had together.
    So enjoy your blogs and news on Facebook. Keep it up !

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