Harry Potter fan vandalises 2,000-year-old dolmen in Spain

Police hunt Potter-inspired graffiti artist for defacing historic dolmen

LAST UPDATED: 16 Nov, 2016 @ 14:57
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A HARRY Potter fan is on Spain’s wanted list for defacing a 2,000-year-old dolmen tomb.

Police are searching for the acolyte wizard after a ‘Deathly Hallows’ symbol appeared on the La Casa dos Mouros dolmen in Vigo, Galicia.

Alongside the mark, was the word ‘always (always)’ as spoken by Alan Rickman’s character Severus Snape in the Potter series.

Despite the dolmen being a protected site, Mayor Oscar Dominguez is seemingly not so concerned about the graffiti.

“Maybe JK Rowling dropped by to promote her latest spin-off,” he joked, referring to the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, starring Eddie Redmayne, which premiered earlier this month. “Either way, it is clear that the graffiti was carried out by an amateur in the world of magic.”

The dolmen of La Casa dos Mouros is one of the main tourist attractions of Vigo, and the best-preserved megalithic construction in the area.

The Deathly Hallows motif, from the seventh Harry Potter novel, symbolises three brothers’ desire of death: a way to escape from death (the layer of invisibility); a stone to raise the dead (the resurrection stone) and the most powerful wand of all, an elder wand.



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