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The surprising — and odd — history of wizard robes

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2023 - 10:41am
Updated: Tuesday, May 23, 2023 - 10:45am

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When you think of a wizard, you probably think of an old man in long robes, probably with a long white beard and maybe a pointy hat.

However, according to Larisa Grollemond, while wizards aren't real, this image of what one looks like is rooted in history.

Grollemond is a medievalist and the assistant curator of manuscripts at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles who spoke with The Show about  the history of the wizard robe.

Larisa Grollemond
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