The following events occurred in the B.C. era:
- c. 3150 B.C.: Egypt's Early Dynastic Period begins. This is the location of the earliest known recorded magic use in the world. In later periods of Egyptian civilization, curses were placed on Egyptian tombs to protect them from grave robbers.
- c. 1030 B.C.: In the Israelite-Philistine war, the Giant mercenary Goliath is slayed by a young boy with a catapult.
- c. 800 — 140 B.C.:
- Herpo the Foul first hatches the Basilisk and devises the ritual to create a Horcrux.
- First recording of an Animagus — Falco Aesalon.
- Odysseus slays Cyclops.
- Mopsus, a Seer, defeats Calchas in a competition of their powers.
- Circe transfigures lost sailors into pigs in her native Aeaea.
- Andros the Invincible produces the only recorded Patronus the size of a Giant.
- 382 B.C.: The Ancient Roman Ollivander, starts the family's wand-making business. The Ollivander family would be regarded as the best British wandmakers until the late 1990s, at least.
- c. 400 - 301 B.C.: Dzou Yen, was born in China. He was famous for his work in alchemy.
Behind the scenes
- The prop of the special edition of Seeker Weekly featured in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (that can be seen here) states that the magazine is in its 240274th issue by August of 1994. If that was the case, and presuming a weekly frequency, the magazine would have been founded in around the year 2610 BC. This cannot be considered canon because it is self-defeating: the first record of a primitive form of Quidditch (Kwidditch) dates to c. 1050 and, indeed, the earliest known reference to wizards using broomsticks as a means of conveyance dates to A.D. 963.
Notes and references
B.C. era - 1st to 10th century - 11th century - 12th century - 13th century - 14th century
15th century - 16th century - 17th century - 18th century - 19th century - 20th century - 21st century