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"They moved Voldemort's body and laid it in a chamber off the Hall, away from the bodies of Fred, Tonks, Lupin, Colin Creevey, and fifty others who died fighting him."
— Description of Voldemort's body's impromptu placement in this chamber[src]

An unknown chamber located in Hogwarts Castle outside the Great Hall was the rudimentary resting place of Lord Voldemort.[1]


When Voldemort fought his final duel with Harry Potter on 2 May 1998, his Killing Curse rebounded onto him due to Harry's Disarming Charm and the allegiance of the Elder Wand being to Harry. Since all of Voldemort's Horcruxes had been destroyed by this point, Voldemort died due to his own rebounded Curse, ending the Battle of Hogwarts, and the Second Wizarding War.[1]

Immediately after the duel, there were joyous celebrations. A crowd of Harry's supporters then moved Voldemort's corpse into a chamber separate from the Great Hall where the duel had occurred. This was done out of memory of Remus Lupin, Nymphadora Tonks, Fred Weasley, Colin Creevey, and another fifty causalities of the Battle.[1] It is unknown if this became the final resting place of the Dark Lord, or if his body was later moved to another location. It is also unknown where exactly the chamber was, save for the fact that it was located outside the Great Hall. Voldemort's soul, meanwhile, was ravaged by the creation of Horcruxes, and therefore was forced to exist in limbo.[2]

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Ground floor of Hogwarts Castle
Boys' toilets · Haunted Toilets
Classroom Eleven · Classroom 1B · Temporary Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom · Transfiguration department
Corridors & Bridges
Corridor off the Entrance Hall · Courtyard corridor · Great Hall balcony · Ground-floor corridor · Herbology corridor · Musical corridor · Owl Corridor · Oxford Corridor · Quad balcony · Staffroom passage · Suspension Bridge · Terrace · Tracery Hall · Viaduct
Astronomy Tower courtyard · Central tower courtyard · Courtyard · Middle Courtyard · Northern Courtyard · Northern Courtyard Annex · North Tower courtyard · Paved grounds · The Quad · Storeroom courtyard · Viaduct Courtyard · West Tower courtyard
Halls and rooms
Bean Bonus Room · Bell Tower Entrance Hall · Central Hall · Chamber off the Great Hall · Chamber of Reception · Duelling Club room · Entrance Hall · Great Foyer · Great Hall · Ground-floor green room · Hall of Herodiana · House Point Ceremony chamber · Link Building · Out Of Bounds · Portrait Room · Resting chamber of Lord Voldemort · Side chamber · Staffroom · Suspension Bridge entrance · Training Grounds Entrance · Viaduct Entrance · Suspension Bridge foyer
Room 234-00
Other locations
Keep Out! · Secret student sweetshop · Viaduct Courtyard Gatehouses · West Well
Portraits, statues, and other artwork
Architect of Hogwarts · Brian Gagwilde · Broken Broom · Circe · First Headmaster of Hogwarts · Gargoyles at the staff room entrance · George von Rheticus · Giffard Abbott · Girl with flowers · Glanmore Peakes · Godric Gryffindor · Google Stump · Greta Catchlove · Heath Heatherton · Henry Bumblepuft · Jocunda Sykes · Kelpie Statue · Lonely Male Gargoyle · Lonely Male Gargoyle's friend · Medieval couple · Merwyn the Malicious · Mirabella Plunkett · Miserable Female Gargoyle · Norvel Twonk · Pangur Donn · Old Posh Baron · People watching Quidditch · Sarcastic Male Gargoyle · Staring Portrait · Statue symbolising heartbreak · Professor Swoopstikes · Sylvia Pembroke · Temeritus Shanks · Three Sisters Bells · Timothy the Timid · Violet · Wizard with a walrus moustache · Wyvern Fountain · The Yawning Gargoyle
Boathouse Steps · Faculty Tower staircase · Grand Staircase · Marble Staircase · Slughorn's Stairs · Staircase to the Entrance Dungeon · Staircase to the Serpentine corridor · Staircase to the second-floor corridor · Staircase to the third-floor corridor · Turris Magnus staircase
Artefact Room · Broom cupboard (Entrance Hall) · Broom cupboard (ground floor) · Herbology Store · Storage Cupboard · Storeroom