It was accepted as an unquestionable fact by every one who undertook to describe the catacombs, that the Christians of Rome, finding in the labyrinthine mazes of the exhausted arenariae, which abounded in the environs of the city, whence the sand used in building had been extracted, a suitable place for the interment of their martyred brethren, where also the sacred rites accompanying the interment might be celebrated without fear of interruption, took possession of them and used them as cemeteries.
When Theseus landed on the island to slay the Minotaur, Ariadne fell in love with him, and gave him a clue of thread to guide him through the mazes of the labyrinth.
From boulder strewn floor many boulder strewn floor many boulder mazes lead off including a ' z alley ' .
Occupational Therapists recommend mazes as fun therapeutic exercises to their patients to improve their fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination!
British turf labyrinths A update on the eight surviving ancient turf ' mazes ' by Marilyn Clark.