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Shakespeare Connected - Ageless Cleopatra

"I am fire and air"

You’ll see Cleopatra’s name and face more often than you’d expect walking around Egypt today. One of the ten best-selling cigarette brands in the world, Cleopatra Cigarettes are popular around Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Egypt began producing them in 1961 at the personal request of then-President Gamal Abdel Nasser.


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Detail of Cleopatra Cigarettes box.