A Russian historian gruesomely decorated his home with 29 mummified female bodies he dug up from local graveyards and dressed as life-sized dolls, authorities said.
The 45-year-old man, who police released a photo of, but not his name, was arrested last week for desecrating dead bodies and their burial sites, according to the Russian news agency, RIA Novosti.
He reportedly dug up the bodies at cemeteries throughout the city of Nizhny Novgorod, about 250 miles from Moscow, over a two-year period.
Authorities shot video inside the man's home, which showed Moskvin's bizarre collection of corpses, according to The Associated Press.
Each were garbbed in bright colored dresses and headscarves, their hands and faces wrapped up in cloth.
Doll-making manuals, plaques from tombstones and maps of local cemeteries were found in his home, police said.
His fingerprints were also found in several burial grounds.
Local media identified the man as Anatoly Moskvin, a well-respected specialist in cemeteries, RIA reported. He also has a PhD in Celtic studies.