Mazes
Share |  |

amazeing
  art   educational maze puzzles

home > learn about mazes

Learn More About Mazes

Assyrian Winged Bull maze puzzle

Maze puzzle of Assyrian winged bull statue (850 BC)

enlarge enlarge | more mazes

What is it that lies at the center of a maze, and, once we discover its secret, will we be able to find our way back out again? For thousands of years this apparently simple question has captivated cultures all around the world.

Since before the ancient Greeks first began telling the mythical story of Theseus and the Minotaur, the symbol of the maze—and what it signifies—has intrigued, inspired and entertained humankind.

quote

I visited the Egyptian Labyrinth, and found it to surpass description; for if all the great works of the Greeks could be put together in one, they would not equal this building."

—Herodotus, Greek historian, 5th century BC

You can win a free book. It's true.