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Seven Newly Discovered Stone Labyrinths in Western Maharashtra, India : Sachin Bhagwan Patil & P.D. Sabale report on the latest discoveries from Western India

The Troll Castle – Evidence for Children’s Play with Labyrinths : Lucy Bergström and Eigil Nikolajsen translate a fascinating Danish magazine article from the 1930s

Origins of the First Rat Maze : Jarid Goodman investigates their history

A Curious Labyrinth in Savukoski, Finnish Lapland : Jari-Matti Kuusela, Tero Mustonen & Jaakko Pohjoismäki report an unusual stone labyrinth in Finland

Stockholm’s Lost Mazes : Rolf Johansson records wooden and mirror mazes from the 18th and 19th centuries created in the Swedish capital

Volkamer’s Mysterious Maze : Roberto Milazzi tracks down the location of an early 18th century hedge maze in Germany

The Labyrinth at Sagrada Família : Richard Myers Shelton describes the labyrinth on the façade of the Basilica de la Sagrada Família in Barcelona, Spain

Oscar Reutersvärd’s Inventive Labyrinths : Rolf Johansson describes the work of the Swedish labyrinth artist and builder

Visiting the Zeiden Wunderkreis : Frank-Michael Rommert goes in search of a turf labyrinth in Romania

Obituary : the passing of Swedish labyrinth researcher Bo Stjernström

Notes & Queries : a Lego labyrinth; a Napoleonic prisoner of war labyrinth?; Labyrinth exhibition, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; six wooden chests with painted labyrinths from Sweden and the Labyrinth Society & Labyrinth Locator

Labyrinth Reviews : reviews of Labirinti Vegetali and Labirinti Italiani by Ettore Selli


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Caerdroia 52 - the Journal of Mazes & Labyrinths

The 52nd edition is now available and contains a study of seven newly discovered stone labyrinths in western central India, in the same region as the four that were previously reported in Caerdroia 50; a charming illustrated page in a Danish magazine from the 1930s; the reason that early rat mazes were based on the Hampton Court maze design; an unusual labyrinth from northern Finland; a garden maze and several mirror mazes that were formerly in Stockholm, Sweden; the true location of an otherwise unidentified garden maze from Germany; the origin and design of the labyrinth on the façade of the Basilica de la Sagrada Família in Barcelona, Spain; the story of the 99 labyrinths designed by the Swedish artist Oscar Reutersvärd and the search for a turf labyrinth in Romania. Our Notes & Queries section rounds up labyrinths made of Lego, inlaid in the lid of an old writing box, painted on wooden chests and a report on a major labyrinth related exhibition in Oxford – as always, a packed and diverse edition. We also bring sad news of the death of Bo Stjernström, one of the pioneers of modern labyrinth research in Scandinavia.

Jeff Saward, Editor

Caerdroia 52 - September 2023

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