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The Chestnuts Long Barrow is a chambered tomb located near the village of Addington in the south-eastern English county of Kent. Constructed during Britain's Early Neolithic period, it belongs to a regional style of barrows produced in the vicinity of the River Medway. The long barrows built in this area are now known as the Medway Megaliths. Chestnuts Long Barrow lies near both Addington Long Barrow and Coldrum Long Barrow on the western side of the river, and was built on land previously inhabited in the Mesolithic period. It consisted of an earthen mound, estimated to have been 15 metres (50 feet) in length, with a chamber built from sarsen megaliths on its eastern end. Human remains placed within this chamber during the Neolithic period were found alongside pottery sherds, stone arrow heads, and a clay pendant. The mound gradually eroded away and was gone by the twentieth century, leaving only the ruined stone chamber. (Full article...)
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The highest point of elevation reached in the Tour de France is 2,802 metres (9,193 ft), at the Cime de la Bonette (pictured) in the Alps, a short loop road that forks from the summit of the Col de la Bonette, in the 1962 race. The Tour de France is an annual men's multiple-stage bicycle race primarily held in France, and generally considered to be the most famous bicycle race in the world. Its founder, Henri Desgrange, was passionate about taking the Tour up to the highest reachable points of elevation in the Alps and Pyrenees using the most difficult routes. The highest point of the first Tour de France in 1903 was the summit of the 1,161-metre-high (3,809 ft) Col de la République mountain pass in the Mont Pilat area of the Massif Central highland region. The race first reached high altitude on the ninth edition in 1910, when it passed the 2,115-metre-high (6,939 ft) Col du Tourmalet in the Pyrenees. (Full list...)
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