Front door of Alexander’s Prison, locally it is known as Zindan-e Iskander

Front door of Alexander’s Prison, locally it is known as Zindan-e Iskander

Ceiling of the entrance door of Alexander’s Prison in Yazd

Ceiling of the entrance door of Alexander’s Prison in Yazd

This building is from the 15th century and it is romantically linked with Alexander the Great

This building is from the 15th century and it is romantically linked with Alexander the Great

A dungeon is located inside the building and upper part is covered with a protective grill

A dungeon is located inside the building and upper part is covered with a protective grill

This model shows the city of Yazd and it's famous monuments

This model shows the city of Yazd and it's famous monuments

The complex contains a deep, circular, brick-lined pit almost 10 meters in diameter resembling an ancient dungeon found at the heart of the old building

The complex contains a deep, circular, brick-lined pit almost 10 meters in diameter resembling an ancient dungeon found at the heart of the old building

Clay is the preferred material used on the walls of the building because it gets very hot in Yazd

Clay is the preferred material used on the walls of the building because it gets very hot in Yazd

This sign refers to the oldest structure in Yazd dating from the 11th century

This sign refers to the oldest structure in Yazd dating from the 11th century

The dome of Iskandar Prison is made of raw clay and is decorated with plaster works and golden and azure watercolor

The dome of Iskandar Prison is made of raw clay and is decorated with plaster works and golden and azure watercolor

The material used in much of the building is clay, however, it has been restored with bricks in the past

The material used in much of the building is clay, however, it has been restored with bricks in the past

Each side of the domed tower is almost 9 meters long and it rises almost 18 meters tall

Each side of the domed tower is almost 9 meters long and it rises almost 18 meters tall

Iskandar Prison is currently advertised as been built as a mosque and Ziaiyeh religious school and to have no connection to Alexander

Iskandar Prison is currently advertised as been built as a mosque and Ziaiyeh religious school and to have no connection to Alexander

Door of the gift shop inside the Alexander's Prison - it is decorated with clay

Door of the gift shop inside the Alexander's Prison - it is decorated with clay

Inside the gift shop which displays some of the handicrafs made by the local craftsmen

Inside the gift shop which displays some of the handicrafs made by the local craftsmen

Stairs lead to the dungeon of the building which is referred as prison

Stairs lead to the dungeon of the building which is referred as prison

Ceiling of the dungeon - it is believed that Alexander the Great used this dungeon to prison the Persians

Ceiling of the dungeon - it is believed that Alexander the Great used this dungeon to prison the Persians

Some would argue that this dungeon was built to prison Alexander the Great so the debate continues

Some would argue that this dungeon was built to prison Alexander the Great so the debate continues

Although the reference is believed to have come from Hafez’s poetry but now it is a teahouse

Although the reference is believed to have come from Hafez’s poetry but now it is a teahouse

Some of the photos on the wall of the dungeon show the famous Iranian attractions

Some of the photos on the wall of the dungeon show the famous Iranian attractions

There is not much to see at the site but due to it's historical link with Alexander the Great, it is worth the visit

There is not much to see at the site but due to it's historical link with Alexander the Great, it is worth the visit

Two broken fragments of stones with the Arabic inscriptions on them

Two broken fragments of stones with the Arabic inscriptions on them