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Red blood cells recovered from Ötzi the Iceman

5,300-year-old red blood cells have been recovered from the body of Ötzi the Iceman. The Iceman as he has come to be known, (also known as Ötzi) has been the object of intense scrutiny ever since being found embedded in an Alpine glacier back in 1991—he is believed to have died

Intact red blood cells recovered from Ötzi the Iceman

Researchers working on the 5,300-year-old frozen mummy named Ötzi the Iceman have recovered the oldest red bloods cells ever found from a tissue sample taken from an arrow wound in his shoulder. Zink and his colleagues took tissue samples from Ötzi's arrow wound and from an earlier wound on the mummy's