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And there was found at Achmetha, in the palace that is in the province of the Medes, a roll, and therein was a record thus written:

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

6:2 Achmetha. Archaeologists say that the Persian emperors of this period used four capitals—Babylon, Persepolis, Susa, and Achmetha (or Echatana). Accordingly, the “search” (Ezra 6:1) began in Babylon, but the scroll was finally found in the palace at Achmetha. This is the only reference in the Bible to this city.

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