Potter lovers from all over the world found one more “object of worship”, that is already very popular. It’s possible to see the grave of real Harry Potter, who died 68 years ago, at the cemetery of Israeli town Ramleh.
Harry, buried on Israeli ground is not a prototype of the world-known boy with a scar on his forehead – this is just a coincidence, that, though, makes all admirers of Joanne Rowling’s creative work extremely happy. Potter buried in the war cemetery is a young soldier, who died in the age of 19 years and 10 months. According to the inscription on the gravestone he died executing a mission in Hebron in 1939.
The real Harry Potter, who served in The First Woostershire battalion that was sent to Palestine in order to settle Arabic-Jewish conflict, was a soldier of King George VI. The regiment did have a difficult mission and the life of young Harry Potter ended on the 22nd of July 1939 in the course of a skirmish in the Hebron’s suburb on the western coast of Jordan River.
According to the data of War Burial Places Commission of the British Commonwealth altogether 20 Harry Potters fell in battles all over the world. The graves with such a name exist both in sand-drifts of Libya and in the center of Europe. Until the recent times only the representatives of the Commission knew about killed soldiers, but some years ago a young Israeli photograph, who had been taking pictures in the cemeteries, placed photo in the Internet. After that a great attention of many mythical Potter’s admirers was paid to his site and since that time the modest war cemetery in Ramleh experiences unprecedented flow of visitors. In comparison with the burial places of other Potters, exactly that of 19-year-old namesake of 5@C young magician became famous, leaving behind in popularity even the everlasting rest of father of the nation Ben Gurion or Yitzhak Rabin, who was killed by Jewish extremist’s bullet.
Since the number of visitors with the lapse of time was only increasing, the narrow path, which goes to Potter’s gravestone, was widened and a car park was organized aside the entrance. New place of interest became so popular that mayor’s office of Ramleh included this English war cemetery into the list of objects recommended for tourist visit along with two towers of crusaders, which were constructed in the era of Ottoman Empire supremacy.