More about the artefacts missing in the Cairo Museum: "To recover the lost artifacts—statues approximately 20cm tall—Hawass appointed a committee of “seven to eight” archaeologists to search the colossal basement. He claims they have been looking for over a week, but nothing has been found. Hawass says the committee’s task is to 'survey and list everything in the basement' in order to bring some order to the cluttered abyss. There are approximately 120,000 artifacts in the museum, and thousands more in the basement, according to museum curator Lotfi Abdel Hamid. No one knows the exact numbers". See the above page for more.