Peripheral blood elements found in an Egyptian mummy: a three-dimensional view

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Science  23 Apr 1976:
Vol. 192, Issue 4237, pp. 374-375
DOI: 10.1126/science.1257771


Intact peripheral blood elements were found within an intracranial mass, possibly eithern an antemortem subdural hematoma or a postmortem blood clot, removed from a 2200-year-old Egyptian female mummy. Surface topographies of neutrophils and lymphocytes were similar. Some erythrocytes partially retained their biconcave disk shape; others were spherical. Individual platelets exhibited pseudopodia.