Here's the 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy currently stuck in US customs after traveling to Florida from Asia. The encased, mummified body of what's believed to have been a nine-year-old girl was en route to West Palm Beach, Florida, to star in 'Afterlife: Tombs and Treasures of Ancient Egypt', a museum exhibit at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. But officials at Miami International Airport intercepted the artifact because of several ivory pieces, which have strict regulations to protect endangered elephants, that were boxed up with it. Staff at the science center are handling the holdup a sense of humor. "This poor girl has waited 3,000 years for her doctor's appointment and the doctor is in and the hospital is ready," director Lew Crampton said. "Everybody is waiting." For now, red tape is keeping the mummy in limbo but isn't expected to hold up the exhibition's October 11 start date.
Photo: October 3, 2014/Splash News