Liquid Blood Found in the Heart of a Prehistoric 42,000-Year-Old Foal Mummy Preserved in Siberian Permafrost

This is the oldest blood in the world, ever! 

A prehistoric foal mummy was discovered in Siberia. The animal, estimated to be around 42,000 years old, had beautifully preserved internal organs and liquid blood thanks to its favorable burial conditions and the Siberian permafrost. According to Semyon Grigoryev, head of the Mammoth Museum in Yakutsk, the liquid blood was extracted from the animal’s heart vessels. The foal’s excellent condition makes it the best-preserved Ice Age animal ever found in the world.

Scientists are now looking forward to cloning the animal to revive its species, the Lenskaya breed, which went extinct a long time ago. “Hopefully, the world will soon meet the clone of the ancient foal who lived 42,000 years ago.” Mickhil Yakovlev, editor of the North-Eastern Federal University’s media said to the press. 

Image credit: North-Eastern Federal University

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