Corum 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.