The archaeological complex, that was discovered in December 2003 in Piazza Nicola Amore during the excavation works for Line 1 of the underground railway system, was identified by archaeologists as a Greek age Gymnasium. It represents the final part of a long path that the ancient Greek athletes, the Lampadodromi, ran through in honour of Parthenope, the goddess symbol of Naples. Later, in the Roman age, emperor August allowed the winners of his Neapolitan Isolimpic Games, the Sebastà, to have their names engraved on its arcade marbles, where they can still be read.