Cleopatra's Treasure

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Cleopatra's Treasure
Start date: April 14, 1952
End date: July 26, 1952
# of strips: 90 (15 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Silly Stuff Department"
Followed by: "Out of Nowhere"

"Cleopatra's Treasure" is the 68th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

In ancient days Cleopatra was the world's richest woman. After the death of her husband Mark Antony, she gave orders to hide her greatest treasure. Soon after, she took her own life. Now the retired Dr. Dodd finally have managed to translate an ancient scroll. And it proved to be notes and a map to Cleopatra's treasure...


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Dr. Dodd, a retired curator.
  • Jerre Dodd, daughter of Dr. Dodd.
  • Reeves, Dr. Dodd's butler.
  • Speed, a thug.
  • Dick, a thug.
  • Abou the Bandit, a thug.


  • New York
  • Egypt

Behind the scenes

  • The title for the story is given in the strip of April 14, 1952 (Beginning: Cleopatra's Treasure).

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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