Written by: Goscinny – Drawings by: Uderzo
Original title: Astérix et Cléopâtre
Published by: Hachette Livre
First published by: Pilote no. 215 (05/12/1963)
First album edition: 1965
Cartoon film adaptation: Asterix and Cleopatra in 1968
Live-action film adaptation: Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra in 2002
How can lovely Queen Cleopatra show Julius Caesar that ancient Egypt is still a great nation? Her architect Edifis recruits his Gaulish friends to help him build a magnificent palace within three months.
There are villainous saboteurs to be outwitted, but Asterix, Obelix and Getafix still find time to go sight-seeing – and leave their mark on the Pyramids and the Sphinx’s nose.