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'Iceman' Mummy Holds World's Oldest Blood Cells

A cluster of red blood cells found in Ötzi the Iceman's mummy.

'Iceman' mummy's blood cells oldest

May 2, 2012

The oldest red blood cells ever identified have been found in the body of Ötzi the Iceman, a 5,300-year-old mummy found in the Alps in 1991.