Eskisehir stands out with its cultural richness and an urban identity where different cultural communities live together in harmony. Eskisehir, one of the oldest settlements in Anatolia, has been located at the crossroads of important roads for ages. The city was ruled in turn by the Phrygians, Lydians, Romans, and Byzantines. Finally it was conquered by the Seljuk State and came under Turkish rule starting from the 11th century. Eskisehir has a variety of the historical and cultural accumulations with its ancient Phrygian ruins, Yazılıkaya Monuments and other archaeological works, as well as Seljuk and Ottoman artifacts and museums.