How did Fullmetal Alchemist end?
The series ended with Edward and Alphonse sacrificing their lives to bring their mother back. Edward used his Philosopher’s Stone to create a portal to the other side, and Alphonse used his body as a vessel for her soul.
How did FMA 2003 end?
Al is returned to his own body, except that he is 10 years old and has no memories since the day that he and Ed attempted to bring their mother back to life. Edward is pulled back through the Gate and appears on the other side in Munich, Germany, again in our world. This is where the anime leaves off.