History of Corum

This region is of especial interest to history buffs. Spread over the two important regions of Anatolia and Black Sea, it is the meeting ground of important civilizations that grew up there. These civilizations have left their mark all over Anatolia. The historical sites of the region therefore mostly contain remains of these civilizations of antiquity. This is what gives the place its importance.

Traces of human settlements of the Neolithic, Paleolithic and Chalcolithic ages have been found. Later it was the center of one of the most well known ancient civilizations - the Hittites. Much of the remains of the region are from the Hittite period. Corum later was ruled by the Phrygians, Medes, Persians, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks, Mongols and the Ottomans.