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For the classicist, the highlight of the Neapolis archaeological area is the lustrous white Teatro Greco, hewn out of the rocky hillside. A masterpiece of classical architecture, this amphitheatre could seat 16,000 people and staged the works of Sophocles, Euripides and the last tragedies of Aeschylus, including The Persians, Prometheus Bound and Prometheus Unbound, which were first performed here in his presence.