The Colossus of Rhodes

The symbol was adopted by the Casdagli family as a trading symbol in the 1800s. A Levantine Greek family, the Casdaglis based them selves in Cairo trading in the finest Egyptian cotton. Their interests also included shipping, tobacco and Arabian horse breeding

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Villa Casdagli – Kasr al-Dubara – Early 1900s

Villa Casdagli now a run-down state school named after Sudanese revolutionary “Ali Abdelatif” EXCEPT for a cursory daily glimpse of their school’s exterior, the children at the girls-only preparatory school located on 1 Midan Simon Bolivar, (not Simone de Beauvoir as

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Carlos Valdez Mosquera : Torcedor

Carlos was born on Havana Cuba in 1940. He started rolling hand made cigars in La Corona factory, Havana at the age of 14. Both his grandfather and father were also “torcedores” ( cigar rollers ). He became recognized as a master torcedor at an early age when it was seen that he was able to roll all the complex vitolas (sizes and shapes) with ease.

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Villa Casdagli – Kasr al-Dubara – New

Looters smash jewel of Cairo's colonial past - ONE of Cairo’s most elegant buildings, a palatial villa that once belonged to a wealthy British family, was looted and torched during anti-government protests last weekend.

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1951 Cuban cigars to dominate London market

During January of 1951 – Emmanuel Theodore Casdagli, representing the UK  Board of Trade, met with the Cuban...

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