Europe is a continent that comprises the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia. Divided from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the Bosporus waterway connecting the Black and Aegean Seas.
Europe is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and the Black Sea and its connected waterways to the southeast. Europe, in particular ancient Greece, is the birthplace of Western culture.The fall of the Western Roman Empire, during the migration period, marked the end of ancient history and the beginning of an era known as the “medieval age”. The Renaissance, exploration, art, and science ;leads the “old continent”, and is expanding to the rest of the world.