History of The Maze Evolution

Humans have always been fascinated by labyrinths and mazes. For thousands of years, the labyrinth has symbolized man’s way in life in the European culture, and people have tried to extort the solution from it at all times.

The people of the Antiquity searched for the definitive truth, the people of the Middle Ages were seeking eternal salvation, and people of today want to find their own “ego”. To them all the path seems to go through a maze.

Mentioning the word maze, most people think of complicated pathways where you get lost. However, there are other types of mazes, where you don’t lose your way.

Labyrinths and mazes can be of many different kinds, occur in many ways and be made of various kinds of materials.

Labyrinths and mazes are found in many cultures and in many countries.

Hedge mazes laid out in the castle and manor house parks in the 15th to 17th centuries. Today, there are many other types, e.g. mazes with certain rules to be followed in order to solve the puzzle of the maze.

Puzzle-like hedge mazes arrived in the eighteenth century and have been providing amusement and aesthetic pleasure ever since. Historically, they have enhanced the gardens of some of the world's finest palaces, as well as featuring in popular culture via Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter.