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Research of wounds on a 5,300-year-old body found frozen in the Italian Alps in 1991 has produced the oldest red blood cells ever identified, and suggests the well preserved “Iceman” did not immediately die from his injuries, nor did he live for a few days.
Scientists have sequenced the full genome of “Oetzi the Iceman", a 5,300-year-old body discovered frozen in the Eastern Alps in 1991, and determined he had brown eyes, was lactose intolerant, had blood type “O” and was predisposed to cardiovascular disease.
Researchers suspect the corpse of a 5,000-year-old mummy frozen in the Italian Alps might have been contaminated by bacteria since its discovery in 1991, a doctor who cares for the body said Monday.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.