Human Skulls Found in Luggage, Two U.S. Tourists Charged

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Greek police have charged two U.S. tourists with desecrating the dead after finding six human skulls in their hand luggage.

The unidentified young tourists told police they bought the skulls in a souvenir shop on the popular tourist island of Mykonos, and thought they were fake, Reuters reports.

The grisly discovery was made at the Athens international airport, a police official says.

Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the official says the skulls were found in an airport scanner check as the tourists did a stopover on their way back to the U.S.

A coroner confirmed they were human skulls, the police official says.

The American tourists were released pending trial.

Photo, BluEyedA73, flickr
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