Nikolai Fedorov Jirov was a Russian historian who held the view that the Sumerians had migrated to the Balkans and unconvincingly put forward the Tartartia Tablets(a), found in Romania, as evidence of this. He was also the author of a 1967 book, Atlantis, in which he located Plato’s island in the Azores and he also wrote the preface to Roberto Pinotti’s book, Atlantide .
However, there is a persistent claim that the Sumerians are related to the Hungarians, located just north of the Balkans! (b)(c)(d)
Professor Antonino Zichichi (1929-) is an internationally renowned Italian nuclear physicist from the University of Bologna. As a rational scientist he is strongly opposed to any form of superstition, particularly astrology and numerology and is certainly not given to flights of fancy.
According to Roberto Pinotti’s list(a), Zichichi, in 1993 placed Atlantis in the Atlantic. In an interview(b) he considered the possibility that its demise could have been caused by the impact of a comet or asteroid.
Zichichi had planned to assist Frederico Fellini with a film relating to Atlantis shortly before the untimely death of the famous director.
(b) https://gonagai.forumfree.it/?t=34289264&st=15 (see post for 25/11/2008)
Dr. Roberto Pinotti was born in Venice in 1944 and studied at the university of Florence where he was awarded a doctorate in political sciences and applied sociology. He has published books on aeronautical, astronautically and astronomical matters. He is very involved in the study of UFOs in a scientific manner and has worked on the sociological effects of an encounter between humans and aliens. He is also very interested in ancient cultures and was the organiser of a symposium in San Marino on ancient civilisations and archaeological anachronisms.
He has also written, in Italian, a book on Atlantis in which he discusses the various theories and adds his own view that a cosmic collision may have caused its demise. He has also published on the Internet a very extensive list(a) of proposed sites for Atlantis and their supporters.