2018 Rhakotis Prizes

The second Rhakotis Prizes has been harder than the first. The panel have had a wealth of things to judge. 2018 has been a good year for examining the legacy of Greco-Roman Egypt.  After much deliberation during a long lunch at Bibendum restaurant in London, the panel have chosen the following winners.


Exhibition Prizes

Best exhibition specifically about Greco-Roman Egypt

Beyond the Nile at the Getty

Best UK Exhibition outside London

Nature in the Roman World at Manchester Museum

Best UK Exhibition

I am Ashurbanipal at the British Museum

Classical Turn at Kings College London

Best Exhibition UX

Roman Luxury at Glyptotek Copenhagen


Creative prizes

Best contemporary art show

Wetwang Slack by Frances Upritchard (Barbican Curve)

Best book

Ancient Egypt by Christina Riggs

Best visual media

Mary Magdalene


Rhakotis Lifetime Award 2018

René Goscinny



Read more about our previous winners.