Blood Cells Preserved in a Mummy 2000 Years Old

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Science  20 Apr 1973:
Vol. 180, Issue 4083, pp. 303-304
DOI: 10.1126/science.180.4083.303


Structures resembling red blood cells have been seen in mummies, but have been considered by some to be artifacts or molds. The finding of these structures, admixed with white blood cells, in the blood vessels of a mummified American Indian, confirms the original interpretation of preserved red blood cells.