This 15th-century domed school is known as
Alexander's Prison because of a reference to this
apparently dastardly place in a Hafez poem.
The story goes that during the reign of Alexander
the Macedonian,a number of Iranian elite resisting
his domination went on an uprising in Rey ( Near
Tehran). He had them arrested, and on his way
through Yazd imprisoned them in a dungeon which
refers to a deep well in the courtyard of this
There is a display of Yazd old city inside.
The nearby 11th-Century brick Tomb of the 12 Imeams
is almost next door.
The inscriptions inside boast the names of each of
the Shiite Imams, none of whom are buried here.
Off Masjed-e Jameh St., Imam Khomeini Ave.