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'Iceman' Mummy Holds World's Oldest Blood Cells


Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery, Egyptian, humans, interesting, mummy, news, research, science )

Dan
- 839 days ago - cbsnews.com
The oldest red blood cells ever identified have been found in the body of Otzi "The Iceman", a 5,300-year-old mummy found in the Alps in 1991. "The Iceman" is shockingly well preserved. Logged by Sunstroke author David Kagan in Doomwatch Legacy.



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Quanta Kiran (65)
Friday May 4, 2012, 3:13 am
Thanks.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (61)
Friday May 4, 2012, 2:33 pm
noted thanks !
 

Jennifer G. (14)
Friday May 4, 2012, 7:58 pm
That's great! The possibility for more research and scientific discovery is exciting. Cool! (Or downright frozen!)
 

VinnieSick m. (330)
Friday May 4, 2012, 10:45 pm
Thanks Dan, very interesting article. Yes, Jennifer I agree this is exciting in a way but we must be careful. This should only be done in a Bio-Hazard Level 5 Lab. Which you do know our Government already does in Area 51. Who knows what kind of Virus this old could hold and what it could unleash in the world.
 

Sue Matheson (70)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 12:01 am
very interesting
 

Tanja Zilker (3)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 2:20 am
thanks for info
 

Raluca Anghel (84)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 2:43 am

noted thanks !
 

Carmen S. (611)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 1:47 pm
very interesting, thanks Dan
 

Jim Phillips (3208)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 3:36 pm
Fascinating bit of History.
Just looked into a link above as to what this man may have looked like from a reconstruction.

Ty, Dan.
.
 

Pat B. (354)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 6:28 pm
Yes, Jim, it is fascinating to re-construct a human face from long ago, and so well preserved, from these photos. Amazing and very interesting article. Thank you, Dan.
 

Nicole Roberts (8)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 9:07 pm
wow , this is crazy! Thank you for sharing.
 

Gloria Morotti (14)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 10:46 pm
Otzi is fantastic.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 4:41 am
wow
 

. (0)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 5:38 am
Very interesting, what concerns me is that there might be some 5,300 year old disease caught up that we do not recognize until it is too late. Biohazard precautions are fine but they have their limitations and when dealing with an unknown virus ....... maybe some things are better left undiscoverd.
 

John Gregoire (254)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 6:03 am
Interesting
 

John S. (300)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 9:09 am
Thanks, interesting.
 

monka blanke (74)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 11:15 am
amazing, thanks.
 

Kenneth Davies (0)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 1:17 pm
noted
 

annie statton (372)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 6:20 pm
always loved archeology ,great finding out new things about the past.
 

Bianca D. (86)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 11:26 pm
Interesting. I wonder how it will compare with modern day blood.
 

Ancil S. (175)
Monday May 7, 2012, 12:06 am
I went to the link that shows a recreation of his face,looks like a cool guy to have a beer with.Looks like an old biker!
 

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Monday May 7, 2012, 6:07 am
No respect for the dead.
 

Dana W. (9)
Wednesday May 9, 2012, 10:20 pm
Very cool!
 

Suzanne L. (152)
Friday June 15, 2012, 9:04 am
Absolutely fascinating. I wonder if they'll ever be able to detect Otzi's blood type or DNA profile.
 

Suzanne L. (152)
Friday June 15, 2012, 9:09 am
Went back to explore the links further and he was blood type O and his genome was decoded. Wow.
 
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