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what is the place of these 2 words "known" and "preserved" in the following sentence?

The Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave in the Ardèche department of southern France is a cave that contains the earliest known and best preserved figurative cave paintings in the world,[1] as well as other evidence of Upper Paleolithic life.

Verb or adjective or noun?

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They're past participles acting as attributive adjectives (or 'Adnominals', if you want to distinguish the syntactic function from the word class) modifying figurative cave paintings.

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