ÇorumCorum is an Anatolian city that brings two geographical regions, Black Sea and Central Anatolia, together. It is located in a very important historical region where you can find signs of earliest civilizations all around you. Many civilizations grew up around this region, but the city is mostly well-known for its Phyrgian and Hittite archaeological sites.
Corum was the home for the human settlements of the Neolithic, Paleolithi, Chalcolithic periods, 300,000-70,000 BC. It was captured by Hittite Empire between 1650-1200 BC. The Empire’s capital city Hattusa was located in this region. The reason that Hittites chose Hattusa to be the capital city is because of the inherent geographical protection, and also because of the stable local economy by the regional Karum system.Right after the collapse of Hittite Empire, Phyrgian Empire captured the city and kept it as stabilized as it was before.
After the Phyrgian Empire, the city ruled by many other well known ancient civilizations which are; the Medes, the Persians, Macedonians, Galatians, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Selcuks, and the Ottomans in the fourteenth century.
In the 13th century, the Seljuks built the famous Ulu Mosque, and it draws many tourists in our days for its beautiful architecture.
Places of interest
There is so much to see in this ancient city. Corum Museum: It was built in 1968. In this museum, visitors can see written documents, vases, and bronze swords from Hittite period, coin collection from Byzantine and Islamic periods, glass, gold and silver ornaments, statues, candles, and Hellenistic ceramic worksRead More
If you are nature person, you can go to Corum's Catak Natural Park which is surrounded with larch trees. Best time to visit the park is between May and October. Also Corum is best known with its delicious roasted chickpeas (leblebi). There are so many flavors to choose from, chickpeasRead More
Corum does not have any airports. The closest airport is inSamsunwhich is 176km from the city, and second closest airport is inAnkarawhich is 242 km from the city. The Turkish bus system is comprehensive and you can get to Corum using the intercity bus station services.Read More