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Erzincan, an Anatolian city in Turkey, has a rich history dating back to the Hittites, but it gained importance during the Seljuk period after the Turks conquered it. Despite being home to many historical sites, the city has suffered damage from various disasters due to its location on a major fault line that makes it vulnerable to earthquakes.

Located on a fertile plain, Erzincan is renowned for its copper vessels and wares. The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara houses bronze objects found near the Urartian site of Altintepe to the east of Erzincan. The 12th-century Mama Hatun Mausoleum in Tercan features a stunningly carved stone portal.

To the west of Erzincan lies the Bolkar ski resort, offering winter sports facilities on a 40 km (25 mile) medium-hard track with a ski lift that is 1100 meters long and 200 meters wide. The small town of Kemaliye near the Firat River has breathtaking mountainous scenery and historic architecture.

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