"Right to see something once, than from that direction to read ten times. " Eötvös Lóránd
Europe first cognitive the phoenicians were. The origin of the name of the continent the phoenici "ereb"word, which means a sunset. The phoenicians you live on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea on the area of today's Lebanon and Syria. With their ships roamed the coast, and they reached the stage of today's England entirely. The knowledge concerning the continent the Roman ones, the Greeks expanded it then. The Roman ones got to know the inner areas better on the trace of their conquests.
North Europe's coasts Normann it was spread around. Iceland was achieved with 1000 years before already.