Glass beads from Birka Homelands, grave 770. Homelands is Birka's largest burial ground consisting of more than 1,600 graves. 677 have been excavated. With a few exceptions, examined graves of Hjalmar Stolpe in the 1870s. In the eastern part of the Homelands, the majority of the graves is cremations, while the western section in particular, consists of skeletal burials.