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The Sound of the Celtiberians: curated by Andrew Wike

The Celtiberians were a group of Celtic-speaking people that inhabited the Meseta region of Spain (what is modern day Soria, Guadalajara, Teruel, Segovia and Zaragosa) in the later centuries BCE.  According to Diodorus Siculus in his Library of History, the Celtiberians emerged from two warring tribes—the Celts and the Iberians.  He writes,

“In ancient times these two peoples, namely, the Iberians and the Celts, kept warring among themselves over the land, but when later they arranged their differences and settled upon the land altogether, and when they went further and agreed to intermarriage with each other, because of such intermixture the two peoples received the appellation given above” (V, 33).