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    Posted: 14-Oct-2011 at 17:30
 
I have read in some Persian websites that Academic dress which is worn at University Graduation Ceremonies in all around the world, except Iran (!!), is in fact a type of Medieval Persian clothing and the reason behind it is for respecting "Avicenna", a Persian physician and philosopher.
 


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Gowns of this type were widely-worn by the elite in medieval Europe as protection from the cold. They are still worn by modern-day priests in the form of the cassock
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