Achmetha: (Ezra 6:2) called Ecbatana by classical writers, the capital of northern
Media. Here was the palace which was the residence of the old Median
monarchs, and of Cyrus and Cambyses. In the time of Ezra, the Persian
kings resided usually at Susa of Babylon. But Cyrus held his court at
Achmetha; and Ezra, writing a century after, correctly mentions the
place where the decree of Cyrus was found.