Certainly gives credence to the story of St. Thomas ending up in India.
Where he was murdered...
And the trade route from the Red Sea to the west coast of India is ancient -- dating back 4000 to 5000 years
I seem to remember that there is a theory that during the ‘lost years’ of Jesus between boyhood and his ministry at 30+ years for which there is no record in the Gospels, he went to India.
Some have even found Bhuddist influences in his teaching.
The reason why Thomas went there could’ve been to re-kindle some contacts with the ancient Jewish community and take the word of Jesus to them.
Remember, the early Christian movement was still essentially a Jewish movement/sect until it got religio-jacked by Paul to make it palatable to the Gentile world.