Like the other Anatolian cities, Erzincan's history starts with the Hittites but the importance of the city rose after the Turks conquered it. There are lots of historical remains which have been damaged. The ruins from the Urartians are the Kemah Fortress, Mana Hatun Tomb, and Kotur Bridge. For nature lovers, Lake Kaynayan and Girvelik Waterfall are worth seeing. After the recent earthquake in 1992, the city was badly damaged.