The foundations of an ancient Roman crypt dating from the first centuries of our era was uncovered in 1978 in the central area of the Dax. After the archaeological excavations, an archaeological crypt was built under the building to keep the testimonies of the ancient city. Long considered the foundation of a temple, the remains are now interpreted by archaeologists as belonging to a civil basilica, public meeting place where many activities took place in civic life; made there including justice. Few basilicas are known in the Roman world to this day. The most important archaeological museum in the crypt are presented.References:
Goryōkaku (五稜郭) (literally, 'five-point fort') is a star fort in the Japanese city of Hakodate on the island of Hokkaido. The fortress was completed in 1866. It was the main fortress of the short-lived Republic of Ezo.
Goryōkaku was designed in 1855 by Takeda Ayasaburō and Jules Brunet. Their plans was based on the work of the French architect Vauban. The fortress was completed in 1866, two years before the collapse of the Tokugawa Shogunate. It is shaped like a five-pointed star. This allowed for greater numbers of gun emplacements on its walls than a traditional Japanese fortress, and reduced the number of blind spots where a cannon could not fire.
The fort was built by the Tokugawa shogunate to protect the Tsugaru Strait against a possible invasion by the Meiji government.
Goryōkaku is famous as the site of the last battle of the Boshin War.