Allée couverte Toul to Urz

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Gallery tomb scheme

The Allée couverte Toul an Urz (also called Trou de l'Ours - Bärenloch) is located on the edge of the monumental forest of Duault, east of Duault and south of Saint-Servais , northeast of Carhaix-Plouguer in the Côtes-d'Armor department in Brittany in France . Toul-An-Urs means “hole of the oracle” and not “hole of the bear”, as some believe.

The south-west-north-east oriented gallery grave from the Neolithic Age is about 15.5 meters long and 1.2 meters wide. In 1895 the megalithic complex was excavated and precisely described. At the end of the 19th century there were nine orthostats and three ceiling panels. The three cover plates are currently still in place, the largest being steeply inclined. Of the nine bearing stones there are still three on one side and two on the other. The place was called Kerrangle by Paul Fleuriot de Langle (1744–1787). The Rosvilliou castle that belonged to the family Fleuriot de Langle, is 500 meters away. Later the inhabitants called the place: Goarèmon, Goarem or La Garenne ( German for  "forest in which the rabbits live" ).

The small granite burial chamber , which may have come from the nearby Gorges du Corong, consists of a capstone 2.3 m in length that rests on two approximately 1.5 m high orthostats . The granite column at the entrance has a semicircular notch. This indicates the existence of a door element that is present on some other gallery tombs. During the excavation of 1895, the theory generally accepted by scientists was that this was an individual tomb. The presence of a door panel calls this hypothesis into question.

Ashes, fragments of Roman ceramics and two human bones, charcoal and pottery shards were found during excavations.

Nearby are the menhirs of Les Jumeaux and the menhir of Kerangler (also called the menhir of Rosvilliou ).

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Coordinates: 48 ° 22 ′ 15.9 "  N , 3 ° 23 ′ 37.7"  W.