Montejo de Tiermes

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Montejo de Tiermes, Spain
Country Spain
Autonomous community Castile and León
Province Soria
Legal district Partido judicial de El Burgo de Osma
 • Total 167 km2 (64 sq mi)
Elevation 1,157 m (3,796 ft)
Population (2004)
 • Total 246
 • Density 1.5/km2 (4/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Sotillos de Caracena, uninhabited village located within the boundaries of Montejo de Tiermes

Montejo de Tiermes is a municipality located in the province of Soria, Castile and León, Spain. According to the 2004 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 246 inhabitants.

Tiermes archaeological site[edit]

Main article: Termancia (Tiermes)

The Tiermes (Termes, Tarmes) archaeological site at Montejo de Tiermes stands out among the diversity of archaeological remains in the Iberian Peninsula. In the mid 1930s, Blas Taracena, the Spanish archaeologist, organised systematic digs at the site and called Tiermes "the Spanish Pompeii".

Coordinates: 41°22′N 3°12′W / 41.367°N 3.200°W / 41.367; -3.200