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Why didn't Dumbledore or MoM ask for Muggle help to search for the Chamber of Secrets?

There are lots of Muggle technologies in existence which can find and map hidden structures precisely. e.g. ERT (Electrical Resistivity Tomography), BOTDR (Brillouin Optical Time Domain Reflectometry),...
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Was Hagrid's hut built specifically for him?

I came across Why did Hagrid live in a hut?, and now I am wondering whether the hut was built specifically for Hagrid, like how the Whomping Willow was specifically planted due to Lupin attending ...
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Why did Hagrid live in a hut?

Hagrid lived in a hut away from the rest of Hogwarts. To my best recollection, the other professors lived in Hogwarts castle proper. So why was he in a hut? Not good enough for a proper room in the ...
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Does Tom Riddle/ Lord Voldemort remember the Chamber of Secrets Incident? [duplicate]

I was rewatching the movies and was wondering if Voldemort remembered his encounter with Harry in the Chamber of Secrets since he makes no mention of it when he gains his body again in Little ...
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When would a student transferring from Beauxbatons to Hogwarts after their fifth year sit their exams?

Fleur Delacour mentioned in one of the Harry Potter books "At Beauxbatons, we 'ad a different way of doing things. I think eet was better. We sat our examinations after six years of study, not ...
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Why did Hogwarts students have lessons after the Triwizard Tournament?

Here is a passage from the Goblet of Fire: The only person apart from Ron and Hermione that Harry felt able to talk to was Hagrid. As there was no longer a Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, ...
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Has Slytherin or Gryffindor's portraits ever spoken on the events happening at Hogwarts?

TLDR: Has there ever been any canon speaking lines for Slytherin or Gryffindor's portraits? A bit of context: According to wikia, the canonicity of Harry Potter works is broken out into 3 tiers. ...
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Do all the children in a wizard family have to go to the same wizarding school?

Ok, so all the Weasleys go to Hogwarts, as does Sirius and his brother. But let's say Luna had a sister. Does she have to go to Hogwarts, or could she go to another wizarding school? Does it have to ...
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Would Hogwarts' Quidditch teams accept students from different houses?

I wanted to know, would it be against Hogwarts school rules to allow, say, a Slytherin to join the Hufflepuff Quidditch team? I don't recall anything saying so, or any statements from J.K. Rowling.
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Do any of the Hogwarts founders have living descendants?

Of the four founders we know that at least one line has died out. Ravenclaw has definitely died out as Helena was the last descendant and she's long dead. Slytherin may have also died out but that ...
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Do Hogwarts and Ilvermorny outlets exist in Falkland Islands and Hawaii?

Ok, so let me explain. Hogwarts is in Britain. Falkland Islands is part of Britain. Falkland Islands is next to Argentina. Also, we know that Narcissa Malfoy didn’t want Draco to go to Durmstrang ...
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Do the Hogwarts uniforms reflect one's House membership?

I've become so used to the movies that I can't remember (nor find) if there is a passage in the books that explicitly states if the Hogwarts uniforms (that are not as depicted in the movies, I know) ...
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Did any students at Hogwarts know their parents were Death Eaters?

When Voldey returns, he names several Death Eaters by name. Voldemort: Crabbe! MacNair! Goyle! Not even you, Lucius! Lucius is the father of Draco Malfoy, and I ...
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Why weren't Muggle-borns killed at Hogwarts after the end of Half-Blood Prince?

Wasn't Colin Creevey a Muggle-born? How did he survive to play a part in the Hogwarts battle? Did he not attend Hogwarts then? Or were the Carrows simply stupid?
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Why was Dumbledore hiring new teachers during the First Wizarding War?

When Snape overheard Trelawney's prediction he inadvertently set in place events that would cause Voldemort's downfall. However, it seems that both of them were at the Hog’s Head with a view to being ...
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How does Hogwarts find candidates to attend? [duplicate]

How does the selection process to attend Hogwarts happen? Do they look at all the residents in the country and find the ones with magic: this seems quite time consuming to me. Do they have a process ...
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Why doesn't Hogwarts carry spare wands for the students that need them?

One of the main plot points in Chamber of Secrets is Ron's malfunctioning wand: Ron was having far worse problems. He had patched up his wand with some borrowed Spellotape, but it seemed to be ...
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Do Hogwarts students learn the core subjects? [duplicate]

I understand that students at Hogwarts learn about magic, but what about the core subjects such as Math, English, History, and Science? If they do not wish to pursue a career in magic, they need to ...
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Are the Ilvermorny houses based on the Hogwarts houses?

I did some research, and it seems like some of the houses in Ilvermorny are related to the houses in Hogwarts. Horned Serpent seems like Ravenclaw, and Pukwudgie seems like Hufflepuff, but I'm not ...
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How many rooms are there in Hogwarts school in harry potter [duplicate]

I know how many people were at Hogwarts, but I don't know how many rooms are there totally.
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What happened for them to ban Apparition in Hogwarts? [duplicate]

In the new trailer for the new Fantastic Beasts film, it shows people apparating into Hogwarts yet apparition is banned on the Howarts grounds, so I was wondering if anyone knew why it got banned or ...
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Can Ministry officials Apparate inside Hogwarts?

In the recently launched trailer of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, there are people Apparating inside Hogwarts grounds. As these people later question ...
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Who are the other Hogwarts ghosts?

In Hogwarts we learn about the 4 House ghosts. The Fat Friar, Nearly-Headless Nick, the Bloody Baron, and the Grey Lady. Also, we’re introduced to Moaning Myrtle, Professor Binns, and Peeves (if you ...
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Why didn't Sirius give Harry the mirror earlier?

Sirius did not give Harry the two-way mirror until Order of the Phoenix, almost 2 years after he escaped Azkaban and was reunited with Harry. Since then they spent much time finding difficult ways to ...
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Would snow shut down Hogwarts?

How many inches/centimeters of snow would it take before Hogwarts throws the towel down and all the Houses get a free snow day or two hour delay where classes instead of starting at 9am, start at 11 ...
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Plot explanation. Why was one vanishing cabinet at Hogwarts and the other at Borgin and Burke's?

Who put one in Hogwarts and the other in the shop? They were both there since the beginning in H.P.C.S, probably even before then. One, Harry tried to hide inside when he's hidding from the Malfoys. ...
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Where did Hogwarts store all the cauldrons?

We know that the cauldrons at Hogwarts are not communal but that each student buys their own one. OTHER EQUIPMENT 1 wand 1 cauldron (pewter, standard size 2) 1 set glass or crystal phials 1 ...
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Could Harry turn into an obscurus, if Dursleys were successful in keeping him away from Hogwarts [duplicate]

Given the fact that Dursleys were cruel towards Harry and didn't ever want him to know that he is a wizard. If they were somehow successful in keeping him away from Hogwarts, I wonder would it be ...
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Heating and insulation of Hogwarts castle? [closed]

Since Hogwarts is a castle what kind of heating system (if any) do they have (besides fireplaces of course) and do the fireplaces put out heat or is Floo Powder different due to people coming in or ...
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Why is Hogwarts allowed to house such dangerous creatures?

Why does Hogwarts house so many dangerous creatures or artifacts sought by dangerous people (eg. Fluffy, the three-headed dog) when there are young wizards and witches living inside the castle? ...
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Was the term 'final' a misnomer for the Gryffindor-Slytherin match in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban?

The Gryffindor-Slytherin match was referred to as the final in Prisoner of Azkaban. But was that the correct term to use? Wasn't it just one of six league matches? Note This isn't a duplicate of ...
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Why does Snape read an article about Harry from Witch Weekly?

What is Snape’s motivation in the scene in the Potions lesson, during which Snape reads to the class an article about Harry from Witch Weekly?
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Why did they choose those specific victims in the second round of the Triwizard Tournament?

The victims in the Second Task for the Triwizard Cup were Harry's friends, the girl he likes, a little girl that Harry wants to protect. Myrtle prompts Harry in which direction to swim. This leads to ...
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How Do Wizards Learn to Read? [duplicate]

In the Harry Potter universe, young witches and wizards receive owls informing them of acceptance into Hogwarts a few months before their first term - Harry, himself, was 10 at the time. The classes ...
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How could Fred and George think there's a new tunnel if they had the Marauders' Map?

In Sorcerer's Stone we find Fred and George checking out a new passageway out of school: "I tell you, we're going to win that Quidditch cup for sure this year," said Fred. "We haven't won since ...
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Could Peeves have gotten thrown out of Hogwarts?

Sorcerer's Stone: About twenty ghosts had just streamed through the back wall. Pearly-white and slightly transparent, they glided across the room talking to one another and hardly glancing at ...
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Second Wizarding War and the rest of the world's involvment [duplicate]

Voldemort's Last Stand, also known as Voldemort's End, was the conflict that marked the end of the Battle of Hogwarts and, by extension, of the Second Wizarding War. It took place at dawn, on 2 May, ...
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School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Transfers [duplicate]

Can students transfer from one school of witchcraft and wizardry to another? I am aware that there are many schools of witchcraft and wizardry and I'm aware of the fact that they enroll students ...
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Does Hogwarts follow any specific syllabus for DADA?

It seems to me like the DADA class syllabus is not set in Hogwarts. In book 2, Lockhart set all his books as the year's syllabus for the class. In book 5, Umbridge set her own syllabus - sort of pre-...
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Why were the Gargoyles dumb enough to allow people to keep guessing at the password?

So, the Headmaster's office at Hogwarts is guarded by Gargoyles. At one point in the books (I think that it was in the 4th book, but I'm not positive), Harry Potter wants to see Dumbledore and guesses ...
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What are the missing three schools? [duplicate]

On the Pottermore page about Wizarding Schools, they stated (in a very big banner): "There are eleven long-established and prestigious wizarding schools worldwide." But they only listed 6 ...
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Why was the entrance to the Stone's dungeon hideout located on the third floor?

I've been reading the Harry Potter books for years and there's something I noticed the other day which I can't believe I hadn't spotted before. The Philosopher's Stone is hidden in some dungeons ...
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Why did Percy, Fred and George receive their exam results so early?

In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban the kids get their exam results at the end of the year. The exam results came out on the last day of term. (Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 22, Owl Post ...
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Is there an exact date when the summer holidays begin at Hogwarts?

We know that September 1st is the day students board the Hogwarts Express for school. Is there a specific date that the students leave for the summer holidays?
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Can the Room of Requirement conjure permanent objects?

The created objects: 1.Do they vanish with time? 2.Can they be taken outside the room or do they vanish upon exiting the room? 3.Can it conjure magical items in addition to non magical ones??
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Can new Houses be added to Hogwarts? [closed]

Is there any rule in Hogwarts that prevents any expansion of the number of houses there are? And if there isn't, why wasn't a house added for: Dumbledore (with the added advantage that he was a ...
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How many ghosts haunt Hogwarts?

The PotterMore website says Hogwarts is the most heavily haunted dwelling place in Britain (and this is against stiff competition, as there are more reported ghost sightings/sensings on these damp ...
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Was it required at Hogwarts that a Head of House have been a student in that House?

Was it a requirement at Hogwarts that a teacher could only head the very same house which was their house when they were a student? As we know from this answer, Minerva McGonagall was a Gryffindor ...
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Has anyone ever used a pencil while at Hogwarts?

From the Slytherin Welcome Message: We also get respect from our fellow students. Yes, some of that respect might be tinged with fear, because of our Dark reputation, but you know what? It can be ...