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'Iceman' Mummy Holds World's Oldest Blood Cells

A 5,300-year-old blood cell found in the tissue of Ötzi the Iceman.

'Iceman' mummy's blood cells oldest

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.