The Ancient Burial Ground is a neutral magical realm in the Charmed universe. This world is many millenniums old and it exists in infinity, outside of time and space, and it can be accessible only by the strongest of magical beings.
Almost four thousand years ago, the oldest, most powerful magical vapor in existence known only as The Hollow was captured in a mystical box and stored behind tightly sealed doors within a crypt found on the ancient burial ground. Since then, for over thirty five hundred years, the site has been protected by an agents of both Good and Evil; agents called the Guardians of the Hollow.
The Guardians of the Hollow
The Guardians were assigned to protect the spot and guard the Hollow by both the forces of Good and Evil, agreeing that the ancient vapor was too dangerous to be released once more. The Guardians were an Angel and a Devil with vast magical powers who act together as one ensuring no magical being would ever access to the Ancient Burial Ground and unleash the Hollow.
The Source of All Evil
However, in the year 2002, after a Seer foresaw the demise of the Source of All Evil, the Source himself travelled to the Ancient Burial Ground desperate for a way to destroy the Charmed Ones. In a burning fire on the ground, the Source appeared in flames as the Guardians rose from a game of chess they were playing demanding to know the reason why he is on the forbidden grounds.
Trying to defend the Hollow from being unleashed on the world, the Angel challenges The Source demanding that he leaves the burial ground at once; she was immediately destroyed by the Source. The Devil tried to prevent the Source from accessing the Hollow and opening the doors, but he was no match for him, the Source successfully retrieved the Hollow and had the Devil absorb it.
It is assumed that once the Hollow was recaptured by Phoebe Halliwell and the Seer, it was returned to the Ancient Burial Ground where it belongs.
Appearances in other mediaThe Ancient Burial Ground made an appearance in "Innocents Lost", the 3rd issue of the Charmed comic book series published by Zenescope Entertainment.
- The soil of the Ancient Burial Ground was used as an ingredient in a ceremony to resurrect the Source of All Evil.
- Every Guardian has been seen to be playing chess.
- The Guardians are always one male and one female.
- It is unknown why exactly this site was chosen to be the location to store the Hollow, however it could have been the battlefield where an epic defeat of either good or evil took place millennia ago.