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Historical Culture of Çorum

Historical Culture of Çorum


The city of Çorum, where many cultural and art traditions are still practiced and which is an open air museum for ruins of many civilizations, is found at the intersection of Central Anatolia and Central Blak Sea regions. Natural passages formed by mountains ease the connection of the city  with Central Anatolia. This is the reason why the Çorum area has integrated culturall with the Central Anatolian civilization since Early Bronze Ages(3000 B.C.)


The oldest settlement area in corum was established during the Chalcolitic Age (6000 - 3000 B.C.). During the Early Bronze Age, the name of the Anatolian land was called the 'Hattian State'. Since 2000 B.C. new comers to the land also named this place as the 'Hittite State'. The orginal speakers of the Hattian language were the occupants of Anatolia before the establishment of the Hittite Epire, and they were from a high culture. Çorum was ruled under the Frigs, Romans and the Byzantines after the Hitites.


After being cultural center for various cultures for five thousands years, and therefore acting like a bridge between the past and the future , Çorum was first conquered by the Seljuks in 1071 through the Malazgirt war, and then fell into the domination of Turks in 1075, after being conquered by Danishmend Ahmet Ghazi. The city hold the traces of the feudal anf Ottoman periods in architectural structuressuch as mosques, fortresses, clock towers, bridges and other civil buildings.

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