Man steals skulls for home museum

Last updated 14:45 17/07/2013

Relevant offers

Europe

Iceland cuts volcanic ash warning level Seriously ill British boy found in Spain Child killed in Paris suburbs building explosion Russia and Ukraine hand back prisoners - Russian news agencies EU inches toward new sanctions on Russia Another boat sinks off Libya, 36 immigrants dead Britain raises terrorism threat level over Syria, Iraq Iceland lifts airspace restrictions after eruption Diplomatic incident over barred Russian flight Separatists allow "trapped" Ukrainians to leave

An Austrian man is to be charged with disturbing the peace of the dead after police found 56 skulls and 55 other bones at a museum he had created in his home.

Police in the province of Burgenland said the relics were taken without authorisation from a church cemetery and had now been returned.

The 47-year-old man, whose name was not immediately released pending his being charged, came to the attention of the police when he tried to sell three skulls and two thigh bones at a flea market, police said.

A police spokesman said he had never encountered such a case in his 37 years in the force and knew neither why the man had collected the bones nor why he had tried to sell some of them.

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content