7 sentences with «quantities»

« For example, while the use of iron became increasingly common from 1100 BC onwards, the later Egyptian kingdoms did not use large quantities of iron tools until the 7th century BC, five centuries after the Iron Age began. »
« Salt is corrosive to human tissue in large quantities, and exposure meant that a slave would die horribly over time. »
« Huge quantities of Greek statues and art were shipped to Rome as part of the spoils of war, having an immediate impact on Roman taste. »
« Once the Spanish discovered the vast silver deposits of South and Central America in the early 16th century, gigantic quantities of silver bullion flowed from Europe to the Ottoman and Safavid economies, most of it en route to India and points further east. »
« By 1533, Spanish forces were in control of the empire and began shipping huge quantities of gold bullion to Spain. »
« Europeans now had access not only to vast quantities of precious metals, but also to vast new natural resources - from huge fish stocks to millions of acres of fertile land - that were to reinforce European power for centuries to come. »
« All these inventions could be produced in gigantic quantities thanks to the use of coal and, later, oil energy. »

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