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Bayburt, an important center of the Silk Road trade route in ancient times, has a rich history and has welcomed many travelers over the years, including famous figures such as Marco Polo and Evliya Celebi.

The city of Bayburt has its roots in 3000 BC and was the birthplace of the ancient Azzi people, followed by the Cimmerians in 800 BC. The region was subsequently ruled by Persians, Medes, Romans, the Pontian Kingdom, Seljuks, and Ottomans until it became a part of modern-day Turkey.

The city has many fascinating sites to explore, including the Byzantine Castle, Turkish baths, Çatalçeşme Underground City, Sirakayalar Waterfall, and more.

In 2014, the Baksi Museum was awarded the Council of Europe's Museum Prize, making it a must-visit destination for those interested in arts and culture in Bayburt.

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