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9,000-year-old ‘well preserved’ bull found buried under ice in Russia

Experts pose next to the 9,000-year-old bull in a lab in Verkhoyansk region.

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The UAE Biotechnology Research Centre participated in the process of cloning an ancient bull estimated to be 8,000 to 9,000 years old.

A group of scientists at the Russian University dissected the body of the bull, which remained buried in the ice for 8,000 to 9,000 years, and was found in the summer of 2022 in the Verkhoyansk region of the Russian Republic of Yakutia.

The results of the study, which is being conducted by the Emirati Centre, are expected to provide information on the geological and biological age, structural features and environmental conditions of the habitats of the ancient bull.

Researchers who participated in the autopsy revealed how well the head, forelimbs and part of the chest of the ancient bull were preserved in the ice.

During the autopsy, samples were taken for microbiological, histological, cytological, and radiocarbon studies.

These were taken in the refrigerator of the Yakutsk City Museum and in special environments for examination.

Computed tomography, morphologic and 3D scanning studies were also performed.

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