There has been a lot of media attention given to The Discovery Channel's announcement of a TV special to air in March. It is called, "The Lost Tomb of Jesus." The show exploits the discovery in 1980 of 10 "ossuaries" at a construction site in southern Jerusalem. It is believed that they are from a 1st-century burial plot. On the ossuaries are inscribed the names, "Mary", "Matthew", "Jesus, son of Joseph" and "Judas son of Jesus." Because these names were so common in 1st century Palestine, the discovery was passed over by scholars and archaeologists.
Now however, with the sensation of "The DiVinci Code" and other skeptic efforts, a Hollywood producer has decided to break this sensation news. They will claim that these tombs are those of Jesus of Nazareth, Mary Magdalene (his wife), and his children. They will, thus, try to discredit the Christian claim that Jesus arose from the dead.
Israeli archaeologist Amos Kloner says that of 900 1st-centry tombs uncovered around Jerusalem, 71 have included someone named Jesus -- and at least one other "Jesus son of Joseph." Further, one of every 5 women in the 1st century was named Mary. This does not even consider that Jesus Christ was from Galilee, and it seems very unlikely that, if he had survived the cross -- he would have made his home in Jerusalem.
Further, if that had been his body, don't you imagine that the Romans and Jews would have put it on display to squelch the claims of the apostles and early Christians.
Yet, because we live in such skeptical times, with Christianity being the target of most of the skeptics, we will have to endure yet another media shot at the very core of our faith. Times are difficult. We must draw together and face the onslaught of the Evil One with a united front.