When my Islamic professor came in today and told the class this the first thing that came to my mind was Divinci Code Pt.II.
Make no bones about it, this is big. If it is proven, I will be the first to abandon Christianity. As S. Paul said himself, if the physical, historical and actual Resurrection of Jesus never happened, then Christians are idiots and the most pathetic of mankind. It is for this reason why skeptics down through the ages have aimed their biggest guns at the Resurrection. Of course I believe this to be a total hoax, drummed-up to get some television ratings. It will come to nothing.
Everything I have thus read really is shaky at best. As biblical scholars will point out, 50% of people in ancient Israel were named Jesus, Mary or Joseph. As for DNA, they can just forget about that as one needs something to compare DNA to (eg: Hair, skin cells, etc).
One final point to consider. One-hundred years ago the all-knowing archeologist's laughed at the Bible, for it mentioned several civilizations which were thought never to have existed. Now in 2007, when those imaginary civilizations actually were discovered, no one is laughing. I suspect that this will end the same way.
He Who sits in the Heavens laughs....
Deus magnus est!