This site is important for three reasons.
1.). It is the ancient temple of Pan, the half-goat, half-man god (or character in Lion, witch, and wardrobe) who played his reed flute to play with the nymphs and make all the animals go wild – from which we get the phrase “don’t panic”
2.). It was one of the palaces of Herod Philippi
3.) It is an alternative site for the Mount of Transfiguration because of the “upon this rock I will build my church” speech (playing on words for rock, foundation of church, Peter’s name, and the environment)