Wednesday, July 09, 2003

10% of artifacts returned; many still missing

The AP reports that approximately 10% of the artifacts known to be missing from Iraqi museums after the war have been recovered, totalling around 1,200 items.

Still, according to one museum staffer, the missing items from the storage room of Baghdad's National Museum of Antiquities numbers 13,000, with 47,000 pieces missing from the main exhibition hall.