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Desde el 3.000 a.C. hasta el Siglo XIX d.C.

These early years tell the tale of two communities of people who took divergent paths. Wizardkind lived side by side with Muggles over many centuries. In ancient Egypt, Wizards were respected members of society, for example. However, the two communities began to separate and Muggles began to mistrust and eventually mistreat their magical brothers and sisters. As this enmity grew, four of the most powerful Wizards in the world decided to set up a school where they could train young people of their kind far from interference and persecution from Muggles. Thus, Hogwarts was founded toward the end of the first millenium.

The struggle between the two communities continued to grow worse as the years went by, and by the 1600s and 1700s, Wizards took steps to completely remove themselves from Muggle society. These years, then, show that progression from mutual friendship to complete separation of the Muggle and Wizarding worlds.


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3000 through 1000 B.C.

Ancient Egypt
History of MagicEgyptian magic

Magic is integrated into society and Wizards are held in esteem. Egyptian wizards put curses on tombs; nowadays curse-breakers for Gringotts try to regain the treasure locked in those tombs. One pyramid has mutant skeletons of Muggles who'd broken in and "grown extra heads and stuff" (as Ron puts it).



1000 through 0 B.C.

382 B.C.
History of MagicOllivanders opens for business, selling fine wands

c. 4 B.C.
Jesus Christ is born



1 through 1000 A.D.

Quidditch and Broom Sportsbeginning of the annual broom race in Sweden from Kopparberg to Arjeplog, a distance of about 300 miles

Quidditch and Broom Sportswitches and wizards were using primitive broomsticks for transportation, but these broomsticks were far from perfect; a German illuminated manuscript shows wizards dismounting early flying broomsticks in pain

before 993 (c. Y-1000)
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and WizardryHistory of MagicHogwarts founded by Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Salazar Slytherin

Growing distrust on the part of Muggles for Wizards and Witches compels the four greatest witches and wizards of the age to found Hogwarts. Salazar Slytherin builds the Chamber of Secrets after his point of view that only Pureblood wizards should be allowed into Hogwarts was dismissed. The Wizarding World begins to withdraw and hide itself from the Muggle World.
The official timeline (CS/DVD) lists this year as "before 993" because it is based on Y0 = 1980. Canon states that this happened "over a thousand years ago." (CS)



1000 through 1100 A.D.